As soon as NCP leader Ajit Pawar joined hands with Bharatiya Janata Party in Maharashtra, the state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has closed nine cases in the 70,000-crore irrigation scam. The ACB closed its file of inquiry, according to the report.
This dramatic development comes just 48 hours after the NCP leader extended his support to the state BJP, and was sworn in as the deputy of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
As per the document, dated November 25, which was sent by the ACB’s Bipin Kumar Singh to the Amaravati superintendent of police, the nine cases have been closed.
“In the future, the inquiry can be reopened on the orders of the court or government.” the letter reads.
Maharashtra Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) Director General, Parambir Singh informed the media that “In the nine inquiries that have been closed on Monday, the name of Deputy CM Ajit Pawar has not came forth and no irregularities were found in these nine inquiries. These are routine inquiries.”
The official further stated that “none of the cases which are related to Ajit Pawar inthe 2013 irrigation scam investigation has been closed”.