Anna Hazare files PILs in Rs 25,000 crore scam :- Maharashtra: On Tuesday, social activist – Anna Hazare moved the Bombay High Court asking for a CBI probe into a “Rs 25,000 crore sugar cooperative factories scam”. Anna Hazare filed two civil PILs and one criminal PIL and claimed that the scam has pulled Maharashtra back by 50 years and has put the state under financial debts to the tune of hundreds of crores of rupees.
The hearing of criminal petition is on 6th January before a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka.
The PILs allege that fraud had been done in governance by burdening sugar cooperative factories with debts and then selling these units at a throwaway price, causing a loss of Rs 25,000 crore to the government, member of public and cooperative sector.
The social activist demanded a CBI inquiry into allegations of corruption and misuse of public and cooperative funds. Hazare’s PILs also called for an inquiry by a Special Investigating Team (SIT) over the alleged role of “politicians into the sugar cooperative scam, including NCP President and former Union Agriculture [Minister] Sharad Pawar and his nephew and former (Maharashtra) Irrigation Minister Ajit Pawar”.