An Anjali Damania activist filed a petition in a special tribunal to be heard by the tribunal after NCP chief and minister Chhagan Bhujbal asked the tribunal for a discharge in the Kalina Central Library corruption case. In the 2016 case, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) accused Bhujbal and his co-defendants of causing a loss of over Rs. 75 crore to the state and benefiting a private company by approving a bogus proposal and a feasibility report in relation to the construction of the library, while ignoring the objections raised.
The case concerns the time when the politician was Minister of the Department of Public Works. He allegedly did so for a bribe of Rs. 2.5 crore taken from the development company via a Nashik-based trust of which he was the chairman. Damania said in her request that she has diligently followed the case from its inception as public money was plundered and also filed a public interest dispute in the Bombay High Court.
Her plea says she is aware of the intricacies of the case and will be able to help the court.
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Posted on: Friday December 03, 2021 9:38 PM IST