Food and Civil Supplies Minister Chhagan Bhujbal has been acquitted in the Maharashtra Sadan scam. Bhujbal had filed an application in the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) court seeking acquittal and removal of his name from the case. Along with Chhagan Bhujbal, his nephew Sameer Bhujbal had also filed the petition. The allegations against you are baseless. Therefore, Bhujbal had said that the court should acquit him. After that, the court on Thursday acquitted Bhujbal. After getting relief from the Mumbai Sessions Court, Bhujbal met Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Sharad Pawar. At that time, both of them congratulated Bhujbal.
Minister Chhagan Bhujbal held a press conference after his acquittal from the Maharashtra Sadan scam. “The Maharashtra Sadan case was heard all over the world. Built like a five-star hotel, the house is being used by many political parties. The Cabinet had asked the contractor of Maharashtra Sadan to pay you FSI of Rs 100 crore after the construction. To date, the contractor has not received a single foot of land. However, allegations of corruption worth Rs 800 crore were made in the Maharashtra House. There was also a media trial. Therefore, we had to stay in jail for more than two and a half years, ”said Chhagan Bhujbal.
“It was not our fault,” he said. We have since been acquitted. The ED’s action was funded by the Maharashtra Sadan case. We have humbly acknowledged this success. We have no prejudice against anyone. No complaints about anyone. Sometimes it happens just like what is in the mind of destiny. There are millions of conspiracies to erase my personality, these are the prayers of your people that they are not allowed to be fulfilled, ”said Bhujbal, adding that he has the blessings of all.
The court said the ACB did not have any strong evidence against the accused. Earlier, the Bribery Prevention Department had opposed Bhujbal’s plea seeking acquittal, claiming that there was evidence against Chhagan Bhujbal and his family in the Maharashtra Sadan scam. Claiming that there was no concrete evidence against him, Bhujbal and his nephew Sameer had applied for acquittal. However, the ACB claimed that there was evidence that Bhujbal and his family had received money for the construction of the Maharashtra Sadan.