The Hudkeshwar Police has booked Sudhakar Kolhe, Nagpur BJP President for a fraud, according to an RTI reply. The city BJP President was named accused along with four other people in a case of land-grabbing.
It was activist Moreshwar Ghadge, who first approached the Hudkeshwar police to lodge a complaint. After the police refused to co-operate and refused to register a case, Ghadge went to the court, which later asked the police to look into the complaint.
Following the probe, the cops accused four people, who were eventually granted bail by the High Court. It was later, on Ghadge’s insistance that the cops added Kolhe’s name as one of the accused.
“Cops must act as per rules, but they have not been transparent in the investigation of the case," said Ghadge, at a press conference organised on Thursday.
At the press conference, he also accused the Hudkeshwar police of succumbing to political pressure and not taking appropriate action against Kolhe.
Tarun Parmar, Ghadge’s advocate said that Kolhe’s involvement in the case was kept a secret until the RTI was filed. He also claimed that there are a lot of irregularities in the functioning of NIT.
"Cops are not making it clear what action they have taken. They cannot give bail to Kohle as it is a non-bailable offence," he said.
He further informed that NIT officials too are in a way delaying the process, because they haven’t yet confirmed the actual size of the disputed piece of land.
Kolhe has been declared a co-accused in an offence of fraud and criminal conspiracy at the Hudkeshwar Police station along with his uncle Pandhari Kadu, Ashok Jain, Sachin Jain and Manoj Raut.
Ghadge claims that in March 2011, Kolhe, along with his wife Vaishali, had an agreement for a sale deed for Rs. 1.11 lakh for 2,200 sq ft plot with Ashok. Ashok had purchased the same plot from Dharmendra Jain, who is the secretary of the co-operative housing society, back in 1998.
Information source: timesofindia
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