Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) senior leader and MLA Chhagan Bhujbal and his family members have been accused of abusing power and amassing huge wealth by social workers Anjali Damania and Sanjeev Khandekar in a complaint before the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) on Thursday.
In a written complaint, former AAP leader Damania and her associate Khandekar demanded that the ACB must register a criminal complaint under Prevention of Corruption Act and Money Laundering Act against Bhujbal, who is a former minister in Maharashtra state PWD department and his family members including his MLA son Pankaj Bhujbal as well as nephew Samir Magan Bhujbal, a former MP.
When contacted, Maharashtra ACB chief Pravin Dixit told PTI, "We have received a written application (against Bhujbal and family members) and we are examining it." MLA Chhagan Bhujbal said, "I am not aware of this (written complaint). Whoever wants to investigate anything let them investigate, I have no problem".
In its press note, the ACB did not name any politician but stated that complainants linked an elected representative and his family's wealth to a string of scams including the Telgi scam, Maharashtra Sadan scam and MET scam, among others.
In the complaint, Damania alleged that Bhujbal and his family members are involved in various cases of corruption and money laundering by taking undue advantage of their office as public representatives.
"Assets worth Rs 2,520 crore are clear evidence of disproportionate assets of Bhujbal's family," she mentioned in her complaint, which also has a list of properties allegedly owned by Bhujbal and his family members.