July 6, 2022

The Bharatiya Janata Celebration (BJP) chief Kirit Somaiya has filed a public curiosity litigation (PIL) within the Bombay Excessive Court docket in search of a court-monitored investigation into an Alibaug property owned by Rashmi Thackeray, spouse of Chief Minister (CM) Uddhav Thackeray.

Together with CM and his spouse, the PIL has additionally added Member of Legislative Meeting (MLA) Ravindra Waikar and his spouse Manisha Waikaras respondents within the PIL. The PIL contends that the property tax receipts set up the existence of a construction.

The identical was intentionally suppressed by the CM and Waikar whereas submitting their affidavit earlier than elections in termsof the Illustration of Peoples Act.

“For the reason that truth of those buildings are actually effectively established and supported by public paperwork, it was obligatory for respondent no.s 1 (CM) and 4 (Waikar) to reveal the identical of their affidavits…,” learn the PIL.

It additional provides, “Not having completed so constitutes an electoral offence andcorruptpractice, by way of which, this Hon’ble Court docket should disqualify respondents no.s 1 and 4.”

Alleging numerous illegalities and irregularities, the PIL states that the everlasting construction was constructed on anillegal property with out acquiring the required sanctions and authorisations. The constructionisincontraventionof the Coastal Regulatory Zone guidelines because the property is located inside 100 meters of the shoreline.

“Even in any other case, no environmental and/or forest clearance seems to be taken by respondents previous to finishing up any development though the topic property falls inside the space of reserved forests,” the petition said.

Earlier than submitting the PIL, Somaiya claimed that he had written to State and native authorities demanding motion. Nevertheless, no steps have been taken by the involved authorities on his criticism because the respondents have been sitting members of the Maharashtra Legislative Meeting.

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