Maharashtra government on Friday told the Bombay High Court that there wasn't enough evidence in two cases of alleged corruption in Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC), exposed by Nandlal committee in 1997.
The Committee, headed by former IAS officer Nandlal, had recommended action in 12 cases of alleged corruption in TMC; however police filed cases only four of them.
In these four cases too, the government dithered for a long time. First it sent the matter to TMC itself, for sanctioning the prosecution.
TMC passed a resolution in 2007, refusing to grant sanction.
Social activist Anna Hazare then filed a PIL, seeking action on the report.
Eventually, government itself decided last month to sanction prosecution of erstwhile officers and corporators.
Out of four cases registered by the police, in two cases, as per the affidavit filed by Kiran Kurundkar, deputy secretary, Urban Development Department, there wasn't enough evidence.
One case pertains to construction of a school in Mumbra in Thane district, while other concerns award of tender for installing street lamps.