Published On : Sat, Jan 17th, 2015

Probe against Fadnavis dismissed by Court

Nagpur: In a major relief to chief minister Devendra Fadnavis, the Nagpur Bench of the Bombay High Court not just dismissed the plea of Adv Satish Uke but also reprimanded him for levelling baseless allegations against Fadnavis and a government pleader.

A bench comprising Justice Bhushan Gavai and Justice Mrudula Bhatkar reprimanded Uke while dismissing the plea stating that Uke had posed baseless allegations against Fadnavis and the government pleader. The bench remarked that the entire case is a figment of the complainant’s imagination. It further stated that any third party did not have any right to object on the matter.

The court refused to issue probe order against the chief minister and government pleader Adv Bharti Dangre on the complainant’s allegations of irregularities against the two, saying that the proof is insufficient.

The high court dropped a case against Fadnavis and other accused in a case that had been pending in the court of JMFC for the last 23 years following a settlement between both the parties. Both the parties had applied in the court under Section 482 of the CrPC.

Uke had alleged irregularities in the process and had filed a petition under Section 195 and 340, pleading for a probe in the matter against Fadnavis, Dangre and others.

The allegations levelled by Uke included the matter not being one of mutual settlement. He had alleged that Fadnavis gave incorrect information of his profession by calling himself a social worker.

Uke had also alleged that Fadnavis and Dangre have a good friendship and that the decision of dismissing the case was pre-meditated.