Mumbai, September 9
A special court here on Thursday allowed the discharge applications of Maharashtra minister and senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and seven others in the Maharashtra Sadan scam case.
Besides Bhujbal, the special court hearing cases related to Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB), discharged his son Pankaj, nephew Sameer and five others in the case.
They had sought discharge, claiming that there was no evidence to prosecute them.
The Bhujbhals were represented by counsel Prasad Dhakephalkar along with advocate Sajal Yadava and Sudarshan Khawase.
They submitted that all allegations against them were false and based on wrong calculations, assumptions and presumptions.
Despite the voluminous charge sheet running into thousands of pages filed in 2016 there is no sufficient evidence to proceed in the trial, they argued.
The ACB had earlier opposed the plea saying Bhujbal and his family had received kickbacks from the construction firm KS Chamankar Enterprises.
The case relates to a 2005-2006 deal that the NCP leader allegedly gave to the firm, when he was the PWD minister. PTI