Mumbai: Activist Anjali Damania has approached the Bombay high court, challenging the discharge granted by a trial court to Maharashtra minister Chhagan Bhujbal and others in the alleged Maharashtra Sadan scam case.
Damania said since the anti-corruption bureau (ACB) has not challenged the discharge order dated September 9, 2021, passed by the special sessions court judge for cases against politicians, she was moving the HC as her “duty as an activist”.
Her criminal revision application said she had also filed an intervention application to oppose the discharge plea filed by Bhujbal before the trial court.
She said that a public interest litigation (PIL) in 2014 “had raised allegations of rampant corruption on part of the respondent accused and pointed towards irregularities in the sale of FSI of non-slum plot of Regional Transport Office at Andheri and construction contract of New Maharashtra Sadan given to M/s K S Chamankar. The PIL had stated that the contract was awarded without inviting tenders and kickbacks were received (by Bhujbal and his family members) from the developer for this project.”
On perusing documents placed by Damania on record in the PIL, the HC had on December 18, 2014, directed constituting a special investigation team (SIT) comprising director general, ACB Mumbai, and Enforcement Directorate (ED) director to conduct a detailed inquiry.
Damania’s application says the sessions court discharge judgement “erroneously concluded” that there is…

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