Nagpur: There seems no respite for former State Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse in the Land acquisition case as the Zoting committee probing the case has asked for another extension. The panel has written to the government just 10 days prior to its deadline asking for further extension.
If the government accepts the demand, the panel will be getting more time to make its report continuing to make things uncomfortable for Khadse who is looking to be exonerated of all charges and re instated in the cabinet. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis , on his behalf, had given clean chit to Khadse and assured he’d be soon back into the Cabinet if the panel finds him innocent.
The government had started probe into the land acquisition case in June 2016. The committee was given a period of three months to investigate. It’s been six months since the appointment of the committee but investigation is still incomplete. Khadse has already deposed in front of the committee answering all their questions.
When the panel was given an extension last time, it was expected that the results of the probe will come before Winter Session. However, this did not happen. The documents related to the case have also been collected. But the committee has demanded for more time. It’s very unlikely that the report of the committee will come before Winter Session.