MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government on Monday formed a one-member committee comprising former additional chief secretary (home) K P Bakshi to probe charges of illegal denotification of MIDC land against industries minister Subhash Desai.
Senior Shiv Sena minister Desai has been accused of denotifying plots acquired in Nashik for the benefit of builders.
A Government Resolution (GR) issued on Monday said a one- member committee is being appointed to probe allegations levelled against Desai by opposition legislators during the monsoon session of state legislature which concluded last month.
“Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had assured members of both the Houses to probe charges against the minister. This issue was under consideration of the government. Accordingly, a one-member committee, comprising Bakshi is being formed,” the GR said.
The panel will probe if norms were followed while denotifying the land, the GR said, adding that it will also check if there was a conflict of interest in the denotification decision.
During the session, leader of opposition in Legislative Council Dhananjay Munde had alleged that Desai had de-notified a 400 acre acquired land near Igatpuri in Nashik district belonging to the Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) with a view to facilitate a private developer to the tune of thousands of crores of rupees.
Munde had claimed that Desai had de-notified about seven per cent of the acquired land by the MIDC and sought a judicial probe into the issue.