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Bombay High Court seeks Chhagan Bhujbal’s final report on corruption charges

The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Special Investigation Team formed by court orders to submit its final report relating to all allegations of corruption against former state minister Chhagan Bhujbal within a period of two months.

Acting Advocate General Anil Singh informed the court that three FIRs had been filed against Bhujbal and his family. “Two have been filed by the ACB in matters relating to Maharashtra Sadan and the university library while one has been filed by Taloja Police Station in Navi Mumbai,” he said. The FIR filed in Taloja station is related to a housing project.

Meanwhile, the Enforcement Directorate, New Delhi has filed two Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR), the court was further informed

An ECIR is equivalent to an FIR filed by a police agency under the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC).

In respect to some allegations the court has asked for a initial report to be submitted by July 20,2015. The final report will be submitted in August. “Depending on report submitted in relation to allegations by July 20, ED should take further action,” said the HC. Chief Justice Mohit Shah and Justice A K Menon were hearing a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in which it has alleged that Bhujbal and his family members received kickbacks in favour of awarding several building contracts to private companies. bombay-high-court

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