Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Vilasrao stopped police from doing its job, Maha govt to pay

The Maharashtra Government has paid the Supreme Court a fine of Rs 10 lakh imposed for obstruction of police action against the money lender father of a Congress legislator, allegedly at the behest of then chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, now Union rural development minister.

"The state government has paid the Rs 10 lakh fine," a senior official said.

The development comes days after Supreme Court Judge A K Ganguly expressed "shock" at Deshmukh's continuation as a union minister despite the court's action.

Ganguly had said at a seminar in Mumbai on Saturday that it was "sad and shocking to see how the government allows and appreciates such ministers. Not only that, it also gives them a Cabinet post. It is not a dignified act and I would call it a shameless act."

Vilasrao Deshmukh faced severe criticism from the Supreme Court bench of Justice Ganguly and Justice G S Singhvi for shielding a Congress MLA's family from complaints on money lending by poor farmers during his tenure as chief minister. 

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