Maha CM Devendra Fadnavis under attack over transfer of dead Excise official

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New Delhi, July 20: Opposition is training guns on Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for a transfer order of an Excise Inspector, who had died three years ago.

Name of this Excise Inspector is Sandip Maruti Sabale who reportedly died three years ago in a road accident.

Maha CM transfers dead Excise official

It is being said that as an in-charge of the Excise Department, Fadnavis recently signed an order, transfering Sabale from Kohlapur to Nashik. According to a Firstpost report, the transfer order stated that Sabale must assume his duties with immediate effect. Order further said that if Sabale doesn't join duty, a deceplinary action will be taken against him.

Though government has suspended the clerk who made the gaffe, Opposition remained belligerent. Parties have demanded a high-level inquiry to probe the transfer of the Sabale.

Prithviraj Chauhan, former Chief Minister of Maharashtra was quoted as saying, "It shows that chief minister Fadnavis has no control over the administration. He has signed the letter transferring a deceased excise officer.

Demanding an inquiry of the whole matter, he further said, "An inquiry committee has to now find out who was drawing a salary in the absence of Sabale. The inquiry should be initiated immediately and strict action be taken against those found guilty."

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