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Sena UBT leader Amol Kirtikar questioned by EOW in Khichdi scam case

Days after Mumbai police’s Economic Offences Wing registered an FIR over irregularities in awarding contracts for the distribution of ‘khichdi’ to migrant workers during the Covid-19 period, the agency on Wednesday questioned Shiv Sena leader Amol Kirtikar for over six hours.

The police said that Kirtikar, who is part of Uddhav Thackeray’s faction, presented himself before the investigators in the morning after which he was allowed to go in the evening.

Early this month, the EOW registered an FIR against Shiv Sena (UBT) leader Sanjay Raut’s close aide Sujit Patkar and six others in the Rs 6.37 crore Khichdi scam.

In the said scam, financial irregularities were allegedly carried out in awarding contracts for distribution of ‘khichdi’ to migrant workers during the Covid-19 period by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation.

The Mumbai police had initiated a probe on the complaint of BJP leader Kirit Somaiya and had questioned Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray’s close aide Suraj Chavan in this case at the Preliminary Enquiry (PE) stage.

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On behalf of EOW, assistant police inspector Gopal Lavne filed an FIR at Agripada police station against Patkar, Sunil alias Bala Kadam, Sahyadri Refreshment’s Rajeev Salunkhe, Force One Multi Service’s partners and employees, Sneha Caterer’s partners, then assistant municipal commissioner (planning) and other unidentified BMC officers.

All the accused have been booked under sections 420, 409, 406, 34 and 120-B of Indian Penal Code.

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Kadam and Salunkhe were previously arrested by EOW in connection with the Lifeline Management Service – Covid jumbo centres scam case. The two were later granted bail by the court.

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