Dr Vijaykumar Gavit
Dr Vijaykumar Gavit

Priti Pathak

THE Bombay High Court on Monday asked to state government that why not action has been taken on Anti-corruption Bureau’s (ACB) report in which former Medical Education Minister Vijay Kumar Gavit was found guilty for having disproportionate assets. Court adjourned the matter for a week.

At last hearing the Court had asked the Maharashtra Government to take action after ACB had informed that they had found prima facie substance in the allegations against Gavit and his family.

According to petition Gavit’s father was a teacher in Nandurbar. Gavit himself had worked as a lecturer until 1994. His last monthly salary in June 1994 was Rs 9,715. Gavit’s brother Sharad worked as a Class-IV employee in Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC). His last drawn salary in 1994 was Rs 1,290.

Gavit was elected as MLA in 1994 and made Tribal Development minister. His brother was transferred to the state secretariat as a special officer. Sharad, too, was elected as an MLA from Navapur constituency in 2009.

A Right To Information (RTI) reply revealed that Gavit having personal assets of Rs 1.3 crore, and his wife and daughters have worth of Rs 1.5 crore. Nomination papers filed by Gavit in 2009 showed his assets at Rs 2.23 crore and his family’s assets at Rs 4.78 crore.

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