Thane, November 12 (Language) Navi Mumbai Police has registered a case against eight people, including a former Maharashtra minister, for alleged mismanagement of the Agricultural Produce Market Committee (APMC) and causing a loss of Rs 7.61 crore to the exchequer. An officer of APMC police station gave this information.
The official said that the case pertains to giving contract for construction of toilets in areas under the control of APMC by allegedly giving favor to some organizations.
The FIR lodged on Saturday alleged that the accused violated rules and regulations in the management of APMC between 2005 and 2022 and caused huge loss to the government exchequer.
According to the police, sections 406 (criminal breach of trust), 409 (criminal breach of trust) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) were registered against eight people, including a former minister and some retired and serving officials of the APMC, based on a complaint by a government audit team. A case has been registered under IPC and 420 (fraud) as well as relevant provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act.
Language Parul Santosh