Maharashtra cabinet minister and NCP leader Chhagan Bhujbal was on Thursday discharged by a special court in the Maharashtra Sadan scam case being probed by the state Anti-Corruption Bureau.

Along with Bhujbal, his son Pankaj, nephew Sameer and five others were cleared of all charges by special judge H S Satbhai.

A case was filed in 2015 against Bhujbal and 16 others by the ACB after a Public Interest Litigation was filed in the Bombay High Court seeking an inquiry into alleged irregularities in awarding of contracts of over Rs 100 crore for three projects in 2006 when Bhujbal was the state PWD minister. The contracts in question were given to Chamankar Developers for the construction of Maharashtra Sadan in Delhi, a new Regional Transport Office building in Andheri and a state guest house in Malabar Hill. A separate case alleging money-laundering was also filed by the Enforcement Directorate.

The agencies claimed that the contracts were given to the…

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