HC asks DGP to probe Bhujbal's role in Sara Sahara complex

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Mumbai, Oct 17 (UNI) The Bombay High Court today directed Maharashtra director general of police A N Roy to probe former deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal's role in influencing the investigations into the twin illegal Sara-Sahara shopping complex case, in which members of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim were involved.

Former scribe Ketan Tirodkar, booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), had yesterday moved an application through jail, demanding investigation into Bhujbal's role.

In the application, Tirodkar alleged that at the time of cross examination by the defence advocates during the the Sara-Sahara trial, then assistant commissioner of police Shankar Kamble, who was the investigating officer, was asked why no action was taken against Rajendra Vale, currently deputy municipal commissioner, who was then the ward officer for the A-ward.

Tirodkar stated that there was evidence to show Vale's involvement in the Sara-Sahara case, yet no action was taken against him.

He alleged that the directions to keep Vale at bay from the investigations came from the then deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal.

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