MASSIVE: Ajit Pawar Given Clean Chit By Maharashtra ACB In Multi-crore Irrigation Scam

Law & Order

In a massive development, former Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Friday has been been given a clean chit in the irrigation scam by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB)

Written By Suchitra Karthikeyan | Mumbai | Updated On:
Ajit Pawar

In a massive development, former Deputy CM Ajit Pawar on Friday has been been given a clean chit in the irrigation scam by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), according to ANI. The affidavit was submitted by the ACB to the Bombay High Court on November 27, a day after both Fadnavis and Ajit Pawar tendered their resignation as CM and Deputy CM. The affidavit states that 'Chairman of VIDC (Ajit Pawar) can't be held responsible for acts of executing agencies, as there's no legal duty on his part '. Ajit Pawar is touted to be NCP's top pick for Deputy CM which will be decided upon after December 21.

Irrigation Scam probe still underway: Maharashtra ACB chief refutes Ajit Pawar clean chit

Ajit Pawar gets clean chit

BJP's Eknath Khadse grumbles at Fadnavis over Maharashtra fall, slams Ajit Pawar alliance

ACB claims no cases against Pawar shut

Previously on November 25, the Maharashtra ACB chief confirmed that no clean chit has been given to Ajit Pawar in the multi-crore scam. ACB had stated that it had closed the investigation into 9 open inquiries which were pending with the headquarters for over two months.  The ACB had stated that only the routine cases have been shut, while the political ones remained and that the inquiry was underway. The nine cases that have been closed are related to irrigation projects in Washim, Yavatmal, Amravati, and Buldhana of the Vidarbha region. 

Sharad Pawar admits, "I knew Devendra Fadnavis & Ajit Pawar were in talks"; adds caveat

What is the irrigation scam?

The irrigation scam dates back to the time Ajit Pawar was the irrigation minister of Maharashtra in a Congress-Nationalist Congress Party government. Ajit Pawar was alleged to have awarded the projects at inflated rates, hinting at irregularities in transactions. Moreover, it was the Fadnavis-led BJP-Shiv Sena government which had ordered a probe into Ajit Pawar's alleged role in the irrigation scam. The agency has gone through 3,000 tenders that were sanctioned by Ajit Pawar and his party colleague Sunil Tatkare.

NCP's Sharad Pawar gives timeline for Ajit Pawar's potential induction in Uddhav's cabinet

Published:
By 2030, 40% Indians will not have access to drinking water
SAVE WATER NOW
PEOPLE HAVE PLEDGED SO FAR
DO NOT MISS