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Maharashtra govt gives nod to prosecute Thane corporators

Last Updated: Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 00:40

Mumbai: Several former and current
corporators of neighbouring Thane Municipal Corporation, would
be prosecuted for corruption and irregularities exposed by
Nandlal Committee, the state told the Bombay High Court today.

The committee had recommended action in 12 cases but
police filed FIRs in only four cases, and were awaiting
government nod to launch prosecutions against 28 former and
current corporators.

Social activist Anna Hazare had filed a PIL in the
High Court, seeking action on Nandlal committee report.

Prosecution today told division bench led by Justice
Ranjana Desai that the state government last week gave
sanction to prosecute them, alongwith three contractors in two

The bench has now sought reply as to why sanction was
not granted in remaining two cases.
Interestingly, Nandlal committee report was received
way back in 1996.

In 2007, the Thane Corporation had rejected the
proposal to prosecute the accused corporators. But Hazare`s
lawyer pointed out that there was no need to send the matter
back to corporation in the first place.

Then the state government issued a resolution, setting
aside corporation`s decision.


First Published: Saturday, March 27, 2010 - 00:40
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