Mumbai HC rejects petition regarding Uddhav Thackeray's assets; imposes fine on petitioner

The High Court imposed a fine of INR 25,000 on the petitioner Gauri Bhide

Mumbai HC rejects petition regarding Uddhav Thackeray's assets; imposes fine on petitioner

The Bombay High Court has given a major relief to the Thackeray family in a property petition. Gauri Bhide petitioned the High Court regarding the assets of the Thackeray family. However, the court rejected this petition. Not only this, the High Court also imposed a fine of INR 25,000 on the petitioner Gauri Bhide.

What exactly did the court say?
“There is no sufficient evidence to prove the allegations in the petition. The allegations made in the petition are baseless. This petition is an abuse of judicial process,” the Bombay High Court observed while dismissing the petition.

What was Gauri Bhide's exact plea?
A petition was filed in the High Court alleging that former Chief Minister of the state Uddhav Thackeray and his family had accumulated unaccounted assets. It was also demanded to order a thorough investigation through the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and CBI in this case. The petition was filed by Dadar-based Gauri Bhide. Even after filing a complaint with the Mumbai police, no action was taken. Bhide had claimed that the petition was filed. The Central government, state government, CBI, ED along with Uddhav Thackeray, Rashmi Thackeray, Aditya and Tejas Thackeray were also made respondents in the petition.

Gauri Bhide had said in the petition, "For the last seven-eight years, we are really inspired by the slogans 'Na Khaunga Na Khane Dunga' and 'Aur Jo Aaj Tak Khaya Woh Bhi Ugalwa Lunga'." Therefore, as an honest and conscious citizen of this country, we have decided to help the central government to some extent to find out some more hidden, unaccounted for wealth and also to expose the money accumulated through financial malpractice.”

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Documents detailing how the Thackeray family indulged in corruption and amassed unaccounted assets have been attached with the petition. Holding an official position in any political party itself cannot be a legitimate source of income. Similarly, holding the constitutional posts of Chief Minister and Cabinet Minister in any state is also not a means of income. Uddhav, Aditya and Rashmi have never disclosed their official sources of income from any particular services, businesses and businesses. Yet they have been found to have huge assets in cities like Mumbai and in Raigad district, the petition also claimed. The petitioner has also claimed that the raids carried out by the Central Investigation Agency on the houses and offices of the Thackeray family's relatives and the properties found in them are closely related to the Thackeray family.

Our family was in the printing press business like the Thackeray family. His family owned the Rajamudra printing house at Prabhadevi. Thackeray also published 'Marmik' magazine and 'Samana' newspaper. When we saw Aditya's property in his election affidavit, we inquired about it. The petitioner has also claimed that these two publications owned by the Thackeray family at that time were never audited by the Audit Bureau of Circulation and no one knows the extent of their printing.

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