Builder Hemant Gavande has filed a writ petition in High Court against the transaction of the sale deed of former revenue minister Eknath Khadse.
While the builder had earlier demanded a CBI inquiry, he said that the government’s inquiry committee that would give a report has no legal standing and the CBI, Income-Tax and Enforcement Directorate be made party to his petition.
“The writ petition has been filed so that legal action can be initiated against my complaint,” Gavande said in the petition. The petition has been filed against the sale deed between Mandakini Khadse and Girish Chaudhari, wife and son-in-law of Khadse.
The builder has already written to the chief minister twice and said that the committee appointed is merely “an eyewash” because it has been set up without any foundation in any statute such as the Commission of Inquiry Act, 1952, or otherwise the government has appointed a toothless committee without any statutory powers and references.
The said complaint has been filed by Gavande against Khadse and his family members who entered into a sale deed with the Ukani family for land bearing Survey No. 52/2A/2 at Bhosari.
The said land was notified for acquisition for MIDC in the Government Gazette dated February 1, 1968, and the notification under sub-section (2) of section 32 under the MID Act, 1961, is followed by order of the Department of Industries dated November 18, 1971, by which the said land was occupied and possessed by the corporation.
Thereafter MIDC allotted the said land to various industries and presently, there are 14 industries established / working from the last 36 years.
The builder further alleged in his petition that at the time of registration of the said sale deed, the minister showed the market value of the land as Rs 3,75,00,000. In fact, as per the “Government Annual Statement of Rates”, the same is more than Rs 31 crore is another offence because if he would have shown the market value of the said property at its actual value i.e. more than Rs 31 crore, then his asset value would increase.