Land Purchase Case: Bombay HC orders to register criminal case against NCP leader Dhananjay Munde

Earlier in 1991, NCP leader Dhananjay Munde had purchased 24-acres of land for Jagmitra sugar factory


The Aurangabad bench of Bombay High Court directed to register a criminal case against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Dhananjay Munde for “illegally” purchasing government land. Munde is the current leader of opposition in Maharashtra Legislative Council. 

Earlier in 1991, the opposition leader had purchased 24-acres of land for Jagmitra sugar factory. As this happened, Rajabhau Phad had lodged a complaint with the police claiming that the land belonged to a temple. However, Phad later filed a criminal petition after the police did not pay attention to the same. 

While hearing the petition, a bench consisting of Justice P.V. Nalawat and Mangesh Patil announced that a criminal case should be registered against Munde. 

In his petition, Phad had demanded that a case should be registered against NCP leader Dhananjay Munde claiming that it is the government's land and cannot be sold to any trust or person. This decision is a major setback to the opposition leader ahead of the Monsoon session. 

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 NCP leader Dhananjay Munde said while reacting to the matter. 

The land which I bought for Janmitra sugar factory neither belongs to any organisation nor the government. I had earlier raised the issue of scam worth ₹5,400 crore against farmers and banks carried out by Ratnakar Gutte. This complaint has been filed to take revenge

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