Mumbai: The Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has booked Uddhav Sena leader and ex-corporator Yogesh Bhoir in a disproportionate assets case, the official said on Monday. The ACB had also searched Bhoir's Kandivali residence, agency sources added.
The first information report (FIR) against Bhoir was registered on Saturday after an open inquiry. As per the ACB, he has allegedly amassed assets worth Rs85.56 lakh when he was a BMC corporator, which was 449% higher than his known sources of income during the check period between February 2012 and March 2017.
Speaking to The Free Press Journal, Bhoir on Tuesday said, “Whatever is happening is just vendetta politics. The check period is of 2012 and 2017, so why suddenly the ACB has woken up now? In the last four months, this is the third criminal case filed against me, including an extortion case. If a person is not going towards a certain party, then he is being subjected to harassment. I have a clean record.”
He continued, “Is my income only limited to the stipend I get from the corporation? Can't I have my own other source of income? My family members are financially sound and we have gym business. The ACB should have recorded my statement before registering a case. I will ask them what they have found against me. I will consult my CA and give details of my properties and income whenever the ACB calls me. I will cooperate with them,” he added.
As per Bhoir, a team of ACB officials on Monday visited his residence to carry out searches, but could not find anything.
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