Jogeshwari Land Reservation Case: Sanjay Nirupam names BMC commissioner as main culprit

Mumbai Congress President, Sanjay Nirupam claimed that the report submitted by the BMC Commissioner is “half-baked” and an attempt to save the culprits

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Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam on Tuesday slammed BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta following the suspension order issued against four civic officers from BMC’s legal and Development Plan (DP) department.

Calling the probe report presented by the BMC Commissioner on Monday an eyewash, Sanjay Nirupam stated that the entire idea of having the BMC Commissioner conduct a probe report is absurd since he is the main culprit in this case.

"The probe report submitted by BMC Commissioner Ajoy Mehta is a finely crafted and half-baked attempt to target the smaller fish thus providing enough time and means for the bigger ones to escape. This is an old tactic opted by the civic body to pass the buck and save the culprits. And in this case, the BMC Commissioner is the biggest culprit," Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam.

"The BMC Commissioner should be treated as an accused in this case. We had demanded a proper judicial inquiry in this case which will then bring out the names of all those involved in it. However, this inquiry is for the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis to save his own skin and the probe report is an incomplete and a desperate attempt made by the BMC Commissioner to save himself and his favourite officials thus targeting the smaller fish”, added Nirupam claiming that the BMC Commissioner is the mastermind behind this land scam. 

Earlier this month, Nirupam met the Deputy Commissioner of Police Abhishek Trimukhe demanding stringent actions against Ajoy Mehta regarding his involvement in this case. The Mumbai Congress President also wrote to CM Fadnavis demanding legal actions against the BMC Commissioner.

In Jogeshwari land reservation case, the civic body lost a prime piece of land admeasuring 13,000 square meters worth Rs. 500 Crore.

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