MUMBAI: President Prathiba Patil’s son and MLA Raosaheb Shekhawat was issued a notice by Amravati district collector after the State Election Commission sought a report from authorities concerned on the recent seizure of unaccounted cash to the tune of Rs 1 crore.
Besides Shekhawat, Collector Rahul Mahiwal issued notices to Minister of State Rajendra Mulak, Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Ganesh Patil, city Congress chief Vasantrao Saurkar and Mulak’s personal assistant Ashish Bodhankar on Wednesday. Subsequently, lawyers of Mulak and Shekhawat appeared before the collector and sought time to reply to the notice. The collector granted time till February 21 to submit replies.
The Amravati City Police had seized unaccounted cash to the tune of `one crore from a car on February 12, during its tightened patrolling in connection with the civic elections.
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar was the first to blow the whistle on the Congress.