Thane builder's suicide case: Cops say Rs 1 cr was transferred to NCP leader Jitendra Awhad's account

Another Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader seems to be in trouble after Chhagan Bhujbal and Ajit Pawar. The Thane police have told the Bombay High Court in the Suraj Parmar case that around Rs 1 crore was transferred from an accused corporator’s account to Thane NCP leader Jitendra Awhad’s account.

The Bombay High Court was hearing the interim relief application of the four accused corporators, Najib Mulla, Vikrant Chavan, Hanumant Jagdale and Sudhakar Chavan yesterday. They had been named by builder Parmar, in his suicide note.

Jitendra Awhad
NCP leader Jitendra Awhad

Public Prosecutor Raja Thakare, who appeared for the Thane police told the court, that around R1 crore was transferred from accused NCP corporator Najib Mulla’s account to Awhad’s account, which needs to be investigated.

When asked about this, Awhad told mid-day, “I and Najib Mulla are business partners. We have formed a company and I had given a loan of R75 lakh to them (him and other partners) in 2011 and they returned it with interest now.”

Thakare also told the court that Vikrant Chavan had declared his property at the time of elections, to be that of a few lakhs and today his properties run into a few crores. He told the court that this needs to be investigated, as Parmar had written in his suicide note that he was tired of paying money to the corporators, who used to find some issue in his projects.

“Our counsel has made a representation,” confirmed V V Laxminarayana, Joint Commissioner of Police, Thane.

The police told the court that properties of corporators had increased and the source needs to be investigated. The cops asked the court to cancel the corporators’ interim relief and grant permission to arrest them.

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