A Maharashtra court has summoned BJP leader and former Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis in connection with a case where he got accused of not disclosing information about two criminal cases against him in the poll affidavit. The summons had delivered at Fadnavis’s house in Nagpur, said an official of Sadar Police Station.
Nagpur-based lawyer Satish Ukey had filed an application in the court seeking those criminal proceedings initiated against Fadnavis. The court had dismissed the petition in 2015.
Ukey successfully challenged the decision in the Sessions court in 2016 but the Bombay High Court overturned it in 2018 on an appeal filed by Fadnavis. Uke’s subsequent challenge to the High Court decision led to the October 1 Supreme Court order, directing the JMFC court to restore the application.
A magistrate’s court had restored a plea for criminal proceedings against the BJP leader for alleged non-disclosure following orders of the Supreme Court. Cases of cheating and forgery had filed against Fadnavis in 1996 and 1998, but charges were not framed in both the matters.