Press Trust Of India / ibnlive.in.com / Posted on Aug 28, 2011 at 11:13pm IST.
Sunday, August 28, 2011
MAHARASTRA LAND SCAM: FIR against Ashok Chavan, 15 others!
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Yavatmal: City police on Sunday lodged an FIR against 16 persons, including former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, state Education minister Rajendra Darda, and MP Vijay Darda, besides other government officials, in connection with an alleged land scam.
The offence has been registered on last week's directive of Judicial Magistrate First Class, Yavatmal KS Kulkarni, based on a petition filed by one Digambar Pajgade, police said.
The complainant had alleged that two plots ad measuring 76,172 sq feet and 59,000 sq feet meant for open space in Darda Nagar Society in the district were illegally occupied by the Jawaharlal Darda Education Society, with the connivance the Wadgaon Gram Panchayat officials, under the influence of the Dardas.
Thereafter, the trust constructed and ran a school and a junior college on the plot.
The complainant claimed that Rajya Sabha member Vijay Darda channelised a sum of Rs 34.53 lakh from his MPLD fund for the construction of the buildings.