The state government has appointed advocate Pradeep Gharath as special public prosecutor in the Maharashtra Sadan Construction scam case.
Gharath, who was also the special prosecutor in the drunk and drive case against Bollywood actor Salman Khan, will represent the Anti-Corruption Bureau in the case against former Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal and other government officials.
The Anti-Corruption Bureau had, in the first week of April, filed charges against Bhujbal for violating norms in the construction of Maharashtra Sadan. It alleged that Bhujbal misused his official position to ensure gains to the contractor, which caused a huge loss to the state exchequer.
The ACB, in its charge sheet, cited government norms which clearly states that a contractor should not earn profit exceeding 20% the project he has been allotted. However, the agency alleged that in the case, the contractor earned 81.9% profit.