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Ajit Pawar gets clean chit in Vidarbha irrigation scam


Nagpur, Dec 6 (GCCurrentAffairs) The Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has given a clean chit to former Water Resources Development Minister and Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar in connection with Vidarbha irrigation scam case.

According to an affidavit submitted before the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on November 27, the NCP leader has been cleared of all allegations in the Vidarbha irrigation scam.

The affidavit was filed just a day before the Maharashtra Vikas Aghadi government (Shiv Sena-NCP-Congress) was sworn in the state on November 28.

Earlier, it was reported that Ajit Pawar got a clean chit in inquiry in nine cases related to the alleged 70,000 crore Maharashtra irrigation scam just after he joined hands with BJP leader and former chief minister Devendra Fadnavis.

‘Ajit Pawar, chairman of the Vidarbha Irrigation Development Corporation (VIDC), cannot be held responsible for acts of the executing agencies as there is no legal duty on his part,’the affidavit stated.

Via UNI-India

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