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Oct 16, 2012 at 05:11pm IST

Maharashtra: ACB forwards documents against Tatkare, Bhujbal to ED

Mumbai: The Anti-Corruption Bureau has forwarded documents against Maharashtra ministers to the Enforcement Directorate. The ACB has submitted documents against senior NCP leader and Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare in the irrigation scam and against PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal in the Maharashtra Sadan case.

The ACB has forwarded the documents to the Enforcement Directorate and the Income Tax department. The documents were submitted by BJP leader Kirit Somaiyya. Somaiyya had alleged money laundering by Tatkare and benami companies by Bhujbal.

Another 300-page PIL also named 31 respondents and alleged that all of them have colluded or conspired with each other and allegedly indulged in money laundering, parking of scam money, benami holdings and forming a web of companies. The PIL further alleged that Tatkare had abused his official position to form companies in the names of his relatives and employees. Even Tatkare's gardener had nine companies in his name, it alleged.

(With additional information from PTI)