Whistleblower and realtor Hemant Gavande, who had filed a complaint against former revenue minister Eknath Khadse in the Bhosari land case, has sent a reminder to the police and questioned why no FIR has been filed in the case.
In a press note issued to the media and a copy given to the police, the builder has said that there could be “political pressure” to not initiate action.
Having already sent reminders twice to the government and now to the police, he has stated that the case filed in the Bombay High Court against the minister will come on board on September 19.
He has said that he has made the state government, police, CBI, ED and income tax department parties in the case and the police will have to submit their investigation report in the High Court.
The government had also initiated a probe committee report to investigate the case and documents have been prepared for the same, said senior officials. A retired judge has been appointed the committee head for the probe. The land at survey number 52/2A/2 admeasuring one hectare 21 R in Bhosari village was owned by A Ukani.
The MIDC allegedly acquired the land in 1971 but had not rewarded the compensation in the case, according to Ukani. In the complaint filed by Gavande, he had said that the former minister had entered into a sale deed on April 28, 2016 for Rs 3.75 crore by misusing office, without obtaining a no-objection certificate from MIDC. The sale deed was executed at Haveli office with the minister’s wife Mandakini and his son-in-law G Chaudhari with Ukani.