Goa Cong MLA, wife booked in 4.8cr DA case

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY -

Panaji: Goa’s op­po­si­tion leader and Con­gress MLA Chan­drakant Kavlekar and wife Sav­itri were booked by the anti-cor­rup­tion branch (ACB) on Satur­day in a Rs 4.8-crore dis­pro­por­tion­ate as­sets case. The ACB also raided Kavlekar’s res­i­dence and party of­fice at Quepem and his com­mer­cial es­tab­lish­ment in Mar­gao, and seized doc­u­ments for ex­am­i­na­tion.

ACB su­per­in­ten­dent of po­lice Bosco Ge­orge said if Kavlekar was un­able to pro­vide sat­is­fac­tory an­swers, they would con­sider ar­rest­ing him and sub­ject­ing him to cus­to­dial in­ter­ro­ga­tion. The FIR against Kavlekar has been reg­is­tered un­der pro­vi­sions of the Preven­tion of Cor­rup­tion Act, 1988, while his wife, who is a di­rec­tor in his com­pa­nies, has been booked un­der pro­vi­sions of the IPC. She will also be sum­moned for ques­tion­ing. In 2013, the ACB had re­ceived in­for­ma­tion that Kavlekar, the then chair­man of the Goa In­dus­trial De­vel­op­ment Cor­po­ra­tion, had ac­quired 14 prop­er­ties in Ker­ala worth crores and had failed to dis­close it be­fore the Lokayukta.

A team of ACB of­fi­cers will travel to Ker­ala to record the state­ments of in­di­vid­u­als who had sold prop­erty to Kavlekar.

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