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Sara Sahara trial from Tuesday

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Mumbai, Mar 12 (UNI) The trial in the case of unauthorised construction of the twin shopping complex -- Sara and Sahara at Crawford Market in South Mumbai -- will start from March 14.

Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court judge Ashok Bhangale had framed charges against nine accused including four employees of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on February 22.

The MCOCA court will also pronounce the order on the bail applications of two BMC employees -- suspended assistant commissioner Kiran Acharekar and assistant engineer Shirish Salvekar -- on Tuesday. Salvekar was arrested by the anti corruption bureau sleuths on March 9 in a disproportionate assets case and is at present in their custody.

The Sara and Sahara commercial complex, allegedly owned by Dawood Ibrahim, was built illegally on a land belong to the CPWD, which was reserved for a municipal school.

Of the eleven accused, nine have been arrested including underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Ibrahim Kaskar and Tariq Parveen, deported from Dubai. The remaining two -- Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar and Shaikh Babu Chhota Shakeel -- have been described as ''wanted accused'' and both are allegedly residing in Pakistan.

Charges have been framed against Abdul Rehman Shaikh, Abdul Sattar, Iqbal Hassan Ibrahim Kaskar, Narendra Rajbhar, Gulam Nabi Tanwar, Hasmukh Shah, Kiran Achrekar, Shirish Salvekar and Tariq Parveen.

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