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Dawood call logs: Shah asks Fadnavis to probe charges against Khadse

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jun 2, 2016, 12:15 pm IST
Updated Jun 2, 2016, 12:31 pm IST
Shah asked Fadnavis to give a detailed response on the issue.
The Maharashtra branch of the BJP has reportedly conveyed to the party in Delhi that there is no clear evidence to link Khadse to Dawood Ibrahim. (Photo: ANI)
 The Maharashtra branch of the BJP has reportedly conveyed to the party in Delhi that there is no clear evidence to link Khadse to Dawood Ibrahim. (Photo: ANI)

New Delhi: BJP President Amit Shah has asked Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis to explore the charges against state minister Eknath Khadse, who is accused of having been in touch with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim.

According to a report, Shah asked Fadnavis to give a detailed response on the issue.

 

Read: Eknath Khadse's links with Dawood: Bombay HC to hear petition on June 6(

The Maharashtra branch of the BJP has reportedly conveyed to the party in Delhi that there is no clear evidence to link Khadse to Dawood Ibrahim. Khadse had met the Maharashtra CM on Wednesday. However, he skipped a cabinet meeting and has stopped using his official car.

The Bombay High Court will on June 6 hear the petition filed by Manish Bhangale, a Vadodara hacker, against Revenue Minister Khadse in the matter.

Meanwhile, the Opposition Congress on Wednesday stepped up demand for dismissal of controversial Maharashtra Minister Eknath Khadse over alleged corruption and wondered why Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not taking action against him.

 

Party spokesperson Sushmita Dev said that Khadse, who has got embroiled in several controversies, should resign on his own, failing which he needs to be dismissed.

Read: Hacker wants CBI probe into Khadse-Dawood phone calls

Hacker Bhangale has alleged that the call records from Dawood's Karachi residence show that he was in frequent touch with a specific mobile number registered in Khadse's name. In his petition, Bhangale alleges that the Mumbai Police has strong electronic evidence against Khadse, adding that despite that no proper action has been taken against him yet. AAP leader from Maharashtra Preeti Sharma Menon has also demanded strict action against Khadse.

 

The minister, however, has denied the accusations, claiming the number in question has not been active for a long time.

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