Bombay HC dismissed petition against Devendra Fadnavis; fined petitioner instead

Petitioner Suresh Rangari, in his petition filed through lawyer Ashwin Ingole, had claimed that Fadnavis concealed informed on alleged atrocity complaint which was filed against the former CM in Wardha district

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The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court dismissed the petition against Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and imposed a fine of ₹2 lakh on the petitioner.

Petitioner Suresh Rangari, in his petition filed through lawyer Ashwin Ingole, had claimed that Fadnavis concealed informed on alleged atrocity complaint which was filed against the former CM in Wardha district.

However, Rangari couldn’t prove the allegations that he levelled against former CM Fadnavis. The HC imposed a fined of ₹2 lakh while stating that there was no substance in the allegations.

The HC directed that the fine should be deposited with High Court Registry by November 29 and if Rangari fails to do so, a non-bailable warrant will be issued against him.

Earlier on October 1, the Supreme Court paved the way to prosecute then Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis for filing a false election affidavit in 2014 – for allegedly suppressing pendency of two criminal cases filed against him.

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After which, a magistrate court on November 4 issued a notice against Devendra Fadnavis. The chief minister was given time till December 4 to respond to the notice. 

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