The incident came to light in July ‘15 after the ACB started investigation, following which tehsildar Mahajan was suspended.
Nashik: As many as 23 people, including 11 revenue department employees, have been booked on Thursday for allegedly facilitating multiple purchase deal of government lands in the district by fraudulent means, causing a loss of nearly Rs 3.85 crore to the exchequer during 2015-16, Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials said.
According to the ACB, sub-divisional officer Vasanti Mali, now posted at Yeola, Nandgaon tehsildar Sudam Mahajan, sub-registrar D D Pandit, and eight others of the department had illegally made changes in the purchase/sell deed, while the private people got fake affidavit made to purchase government lands in Nandgaon.
The 11 people, then posted at the revenue office in Nandgaon here, and 13 others were booked on the basis of a complaint lodged by the ACB, Nashik unit with Nandgaon police, an official release issued by the ACB here said. The ACB had carried out an investigation into the allegations based on an application, highlighting the irregularities, filed by a Jairam Dalvi against the 23 accused.
The incident came to light in July ‘15 after the ACB started investigation, following which tehsildar Mahajan was suspended. A case has been lodged under sections of Prevention of Corruption Act (1988) and IPC sections 167, 109, 420 and 120-B. No arrests have been made.