‘Maha minister given two govt flats against rules’
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Last Updated: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 22:09
Mumbai: Former IPS officer-turned-lawyer Y P Singh on Saturday alleged that Maharashtra Minister of Parliamentary Affairs Harshwardhan Patil got allotted two flats in Mumbai against the rules of the government.

Singh said that as per the Government Resolution (GR) of 1999 the minister (or any other person) or his wife will not get a second flat if any of them already has one flat in the city.

"There was a GR issued by the government in the year 1999, which had said that if any of the minister or the spouse owns a flat in Mumbai then no other flat will be allotted", said Singh.

Singh further alleged that Patil already has a flat in Shubhda Soceiety, but still a flat was allotted to her (Patil's wife Bhagyashree).

Singh further alleged that first the flat was allotted to Patil's mother Ratnaprabha Patil but later her (Ratnapraba's) name was excluded and Bhagyashree's name was included.

Singh further said that a case of Criminal Conspiracy, Cheating and under the provision of Prevention of Corruption Act.

"In the affidavit, she (Bhagyasree) has mentioned that neither she nor a spouse nor family members own a flat in Greater Mumbai," said Singh.

However, despite repeated attempts, Patil was unavailable for comment.


First Published: Saturday, April 07, 2012, 22:09

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