“It was their prayer in that plea of 2019 to transfer the probe to the CBI. This court, however, refused to handover the probe directly to the central agency and instead had first ordered a preliminary probe by the EOW and we have complied with the orders,” the AG added.
Having considered the submissions advanced by the AG, the judges asked him to file a detailed response in the matter highlighting this preliminary objection, before the next date of hearing, which is on March 22.
Notably, a bench led by Justice Satyaranjan Dharmadhikari had in 2019 while disposing of Arora’s petition had ordered the EOW to initiate a probe in the matter.
As per Arora, the present deputy CM -Ajit Pawar, while his stint as a finance minister of the state during the UPA regime had misused his office and manipulated the functioning of the state cooperative banks causing of loss to the public exchequer.