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'No FIR yet against disqualified BMC corporators'


MUMBAI: Though 21 corporators of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had been disqualified since 2007, nearly they all for submitting pretend caste certificate, no case has been registered towards any of them to this point, the answer to an RTI question has published.

City-based activist Anil Galgali had filed a question below the Right to Information (RTI) Act with the civic frame, looking for main points of the action taken towards the disqualified corporators. Officer of BMC's criminal division, S D Fulsunge, in his reply given lately, mentioned no case has been filed towards any corporator ever since their disqualification. He additionally mentioned the criminal division forwards the election petitions to the small causes courtroom.

The election division mentioned that most of the 21 corporators were disqualified for submitting pretend caste certificate, whilst one of them used to be disqualified for flouting the two-child norm. They were elected within the 2007, 2012 and 2017 civic polls.

In a separate reply, deputy regulation officer of the small causes courtroom, Anant Kajrolkar, additionally mentioned no FIR has been registered towards any of the disqualified corporators but.

Expressing his displeasure over BMC's "inaction" towards the disqualified contributors, Galgali has written to CM Devendra Fadnavis and BMC chief Ajoy Mehta.


"This is completely absurd and unprofessional. When corporators were disqualified for submitting fake caste certificates, why didn't the BMC initiate criminal cases against them?" he asked within the letter.


"If the BMC takes action against these fraudsters, it will act as a deterrent. Otherwise candidates will keep submitting fake certificates in every election," the activist mentioned.


When contacted, Galgali mentioned the listing incorporated that of the current mayor Vishwanath Mahadeshwar as neatly when he contested the civic polls in 2007. "It appears the authorities purposefully act lax. It's important the role be fixed within the system on who should be responsible for taking action," he mentioned.




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