AURANGABAD: A case has been registered towards Maharashtra BJP MLA Prashant Bamb and 15 others for allegedly transferring over Rs 9 crore, deposited by farmers in a sugar factory-related case, into the financial institution accounts of individuals not linked to the matter, police mentioned.
Bamb, who represents Gangapur constituency in Aurangabad district, can be the chairman of Gangapur co- operative Sugar manufacturing unit.
He has denied the allegations levelled towards him.
“The offence towards the legislator was registered after a criticism on this connection was lodged by Krishna Patil Dongaonkar at Gangapur police station on Wednesday evening,” an official mentioned.
Bamb and 15 others have been booked below varied IPC sections, together with 420 (dishonest), 406 (felony breach of belief), 467 (forgery of priceless safety, will, and so on), 468 (forgery for objective of dishonest), 469 (forgery for objective of harming status), 471 (utilizing as real a cast doc), 120-B (felony conspiracy) and others, the official added.
When contacted, complainant Dongaonkar alleged that Bamb and 15 others transferred the cash collected from farmers into the financial institution accounts of these not linked to the matter.
“That quantity is greater than Rs 9 crore,” he mentioned.
Nevertheless, Bamb mentioned that there was a political motive behind the allegations levelled towards him.
“The switch of funds was accomplished because the farmers, who had deposited the cash with the sugar manufacturing unit, gave their consent via the ability of lawyer to switch the cash into these financial institution accounts,” he mentioned.
The MLA mentioned that the criticism has been registered “below stress”.
“We try to make the manufacturing unit operational, however hurdles are being created in it,” he mentioned.