NCP backs Bhu­jbal; more trou­ble ahead?

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - HINDUSTAN TIMES - HT Cor­re­spon­dents ht­metro@hin­dus­tan­times.com

In a clear mes­sage of sup­port from the Na­tion­al­ist Congress Party (NCP), party chief Sharad Pawar’s daugh­ter and MP Supriya Sule vis­ited Ch­ha­gan Bhu­jbal in the Arthur Road jail on Satur­day.

When the state’s for­mer deputy CM was ar­rested last Mon­day in con­nec­tion with a money laun­der­ing case in the Maharashtra Sadan scam, the NCP al­leged vendetta pol­i­tics by the BJP-led govern­ment. But, there could be more trou­ble for Bhu­jbal, as the state ACB has said it will file a charge sheet against him and five other of­fi­cials this month in the 2009 Kalina land case — where NCP MP Supriya Sule at the Arthur Road jail where she met party leader Ch­ha­gan Bhu­jbal on Satur­day.

Bhu­jbal al­legedly al­lot­ted a por­tion of a plot to a de­vel­oper for 99 years at a low Re1 per sqm Sources said the charge sheet fo­cuses on doc­u­men­tary ev­i­dence.

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