The Maharashtra state Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has received a complaint against senior BJP leader Ranjit Patil, the minister of state for home, alleging he forged a dead farmer’s signature to sell off a plot of land in Akola.
Patil, 52, who had a flourishing career as an orthopedic surgeon in Akola before he joined politics, purchased the land in 2000 from the farmer, Haribhau Mohite, for Rs 5 lakh, but didn’t get the land transferred in his name.
Thirteen years later, in order to sell the land parcel, he got it transferred in the name of his son Sharva. The documents related to the deal show that the land was transferred in the name of Patil’s son in March 2013, and the papers were signed by Patil and the original seller, Mohite. As per the government records, Mohite died 12 years ago, in October 2001, said the complaint, filed by a Mumbai-based advocate, Prashant Nimbalkar.
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