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Maharashtra Congress seeks CBI probe into UPL affairs

IANS  |  Mumbai 

The Maharashtra on Wednesday demanded a CBI probe into the affairs of the (UPL) which it said is a "partner" of the ruling Bharatiya Party.

A state said it is the same company whose toxic pesticides resulted in at least 40 farmers' deaths in Vidarbha and running the Deonar dumbping ground in

On Tuesday, the UPL's registered office in Khar was raided by the flying squad and where an illegal factory producing election propaganda material was unearthed.

The EC seized goods and materials worth around Rs 6 crore and the sealed the premises.

He said the company which has an Pradeep Goyal, the brother of Piyush Goyal, has been allegedly awarded contracts to dispose of waste at the Deonar dumping ground worth Rs 4,500 crore by the (BMC).

"These and other aspects of the company's links with the ruling BJP must be probed by the CBI. Another is a partner in the Deonar project," told mediapersons.

In the past, city MP had alleged shady dealings in the Deonar project after which the civic body had stalled payments to and the had intervened in the matter.

"It is shocking that the same company's products have led to death of around 40 farmers in the past two years and another 700 suffered health problems. The BJP government probed the matter, but was given a clean chit," pointed out.

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First Published: Wed, April 10 2019. 22:46 IST
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