FIR filed against Ajit Pawar, others in bank scam

FIR filed against Ajit Pawar, others in bank scam

Former Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar (PTI File Photo)

In what could mount troubles for the NCP,  the Mumbai police on Monday registered an FIR against several politicians in connection with the Rs 1,000 crore Maharashtra State Co-operative Bank (MSCB) scam. 

The FIR was registered at the MRA Marg police station. 

The case would be investigated by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW). 

However,  it is not yet known as to who all have been named in the FIR. 

The Bombay High Court, last week, had directed the Mumbai police to register FIR against more than 70 politicians. 

The court among other names NCP founder-President, Sharad Pawar and his nephew and former Deputy Chief Minister, Ajit Pawar.

The FIR was registered against directors of MSCB, DCC banks in Maharastra, Pen Urban Cooperative Bank, officials of the Maharashtra Government and bank and several other politicians for the commission of offences punishable under sections 406,409,420,467,468,471,34,120(B) IPC, the Prevention of Corruption Act and Securitisation Act.