Maha CM orders probe against Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare in irrigation scam

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Mumbai, Dec 12: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday accepted the proposal of the state's Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to conduct an "open inquiry" against former deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and state NCP president Sunil Tatkare in the multi-crore irrigation scam.

Fadnavis made an announcement to this effect in the Maharashtra Assembly on Friday.

Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis

The proposal to conduct inquiry against Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare was wade by State ACB on August 23. The ACB made complaints against duo following a complaint by social activist who had alleged corruption in 12 irrigation projects in the State.

According to media reports, the Home department has already given go-ahead for inquiry against the NCP leaders. Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare were in charge of water resources department at different time during the previous Congress-NCP coalition Government.

The State Government, in June this year, had tabled the report of Madhav Chitale committee in the state assembly. The committee in its findings had highlighted the alleged irregularities in the irrigation projects.

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