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Zoting Committee seeks HC order copy against Khadse

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

The Justice Zoting Committee, which is probing allegations of land grab against leader Eknath Khadse, has sought the copy of the recent order in connection with the case.

The had on March 8, while hearing the matter against Khadse for grabbing Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) land at Bhosari in Pune, directed the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to carry out the probe "expeditiously and independently".

The had informed the High that the Anti-Corruption Bureau would probe the land deal case against Khadse and register an FIR against him.

"The Commission will decide the future course of its inquiry after going through the order copy of the High Court," MIDC counsel Aniruddha Jaltare said.

The Zoting Committee was set up by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis following allegations that the plot of land in question was transferred in the name of Khadse's wife Mandakini.

Khadse's role had come under suspicion as it was alleged that the case was that of conflict of interest, wherein the minister had exercised his quasi-judicial powers to clear the land transfer.

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First Published: Tue, March 14 2017. 20:29 IST