The Economic Offenses Wing (EOW) of mumbai police on friday (March 1) recommended closure of a case related to the alleged Rs 25,000 crore scam in maharashtra State Co-operative Bank. maharashtra deputy cm ajit pawar is also an accused in this case. According to news agency PTI, Special Public Prosecutor Raja thackeray has filed a 'C Summary' report before Special Judge RN Rokade for cases against MPs and MLAs. The court will hear this matter on march 15. The court will now decide whether to accept the report or direct the agency to continue the investigation and file a charge sheet. 'C Summary' report is issued by the police when a criminal case is filed in case of any mistake of facts or in case of civil nature.

EOW had filed closure report

In this case, the prosecution had filed the second closure report on january 20, in which it was said that even after the new investigation, nothing objectionable was found. EOW had filed its first closure report in september 2020 and it was accepted by the court. But in october 2022, the EOW informed the special court that it was conducting further investigation based on the points raised by the complainants (who had filed a petition opposing the closure) and the Enforcement Directorate (ED).

ajit pawar is also an accused

Let us tell you that after parting ways with his uncle and ncp founder Sharad Pawar, ajit pawar has joined the Shiv Sena-BJP government as deputy cm in maharashtra in July 2023. EOW registered an FIR in the case under sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the indian Penal Code (IPC). ajit pawar is also named in the FIR, who was at that time a leader of Sharad Pawar-led NCP. Apart from this, more than 70 people who were directors of MSC bank at that time are accused.

What is the whole matter?

This matter is related to a loan worth thousands of crores. sugar cooperative societies, spinning mills and other institutions in the state had taken money from district and cooperative banks. The FIR claims that due to irregularities in the bank, the state exchequer suffered a loss of Rs 25,000 crore between january 1, 2007 and december 31, 2017. The EOW had then alleged that banking and RBI rules were violated in giving loans to sugar mills at very low rates and selling the assets of defaulting businesses at throwaway prices.

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