Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya on Friday sought copies of reports submitted to the Bombay High Court by the Anti-Corruption Bureau, the Mumbai Police Economic Offences Wing and the collector of Raigad in connection with the alleged amassing of disproportionate assets by water resources minister and senior NCP leader Sunil Tatkare. Somaiya had filed a PIL, stating that the respondents in the case, that included Tatkare and his family members, had indulged in money laundering, parking of scam money, benami holdings and formed a web of companies.”
In September last year, the state government submitted the three reports to the court in a sealed envelope. On Friday, the court granted three weeks to Somaiya to prepare the necessary application.
Tatkare’s lawyer Pradeep Patil, however, told the court that following a direction of the Supreme Court in a petition filed by Vaibhav Chorghe — a director of a company allegedly floated by Tatkare and a respondent in the PIL — the maintainability of the PIL filed by Somaiya would have to be decided first.