No sanction should be needed to probe corruption: Fadnavis

No sanction should be needed to probe corruption: Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has proposed to do away with the need for sanction to probe the corruption cases where there is a prima facie evidence.

"Why should any sanction be necessary? We would make a framework...where preliminary inquiry is done and there is a prima facie evidence, no sanction should be taken. We would change the law," Fadnavis told a news channel today.

"There is no need for discretion (for initiating a probe) for corruption cases. When you find certain prima facie evidence, why should you stop?" Fadnavis said, when asked about whether he would allow the anti-corruption bureau to conduct inquiry against NCP leaders Ajit Pawar and Sunil Tatkare in connection with alleged scams in the irrigation sector.

It could also be noted that the then Maharashtra Governor had denied the CBI a sanction to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Housing Society case.

When asked if he might become another Prithviraj Chavan who was accused of not acting against his corrupt colleagues, Fadnavis said, "I am not Prithviraj Chavan... I am Devendra Fadnavis. My actions would speak more than my words.

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