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Maha Sadan scam: Guv accepts Deshpande’s resignation


Mumbai: Governor C Vidyasagar Rao has accepted the resignation of Information Commissioner of Aurangabad division D B Deshpande, who was booked by the state Anti-Corruption Bureau for his alleged involvement in the Maharashtra Sadan scam.

“The Governor has accepted the resignation of state Information Commissioner, Aurangabad, D B Deshpande,” a Raj Bhavan official said.

Deshpande, who was appointed as the State Information Commissioner in 2010, had submitted his resignation to the Governor on June 23.

On June 11, the ACB had filed an FIR against senior NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal and 16 others, including Deshpande, in connection with the scam which relates to awarding of contract for construction of new building of Maharashtra Sadan, the state government’s guest house in New Delhi.

During searches, the ACB had found five flats owned by Deshpande, one each in Thane and Aurangabad and three in Pune.

Following the ACB’s findings, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had initiated the process of suspending Deshpande.

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