MUMBAI: Facing arrest on money-laundering charges, former deputy chief minister Chhagan Bhujbal on Friday shot another letter to chief minister Devendra Fadanvis after a fresh FIR was lodged against him in a disproportionate assets case by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB).
Bhujbal in his letter said the case was filed to deprive him of a bail. On charges of amassing property worth Rs 203.24 crore between 1999 and 2014, the ACB on Thursday registered a disproportionate assets (DA) case against Bhujbal and his family members.
“The opponents want to destroy the entire Bhujbal family and thus to make this possible, false cases are being registered against us. We are innocent but until it is proved in the court of law, we should remain behind the bars and end our lives there,” the letter stated.
He, however, added that the Bhujbals will continue to fight even by remaining in jail.
“Our 50 years of political and social work is at stake. But at this age, how long and how to fight, is the only question before us,” Bhujbal wrote in his third letter to Fadnavis.