Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Thursday assured to take action in the plot allotments by Union Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh.

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Chavan has recived the CAG report which indicts Deshmukh for preferential allotment of a plot in Mumbai to a trust founded by him and holding the plot for four years in breach of conditions. “ Procecudres will be followed  and the reports will be presented before the Cabinet,” said Chavan.

According to the reports,, the 23,840 sq m plot in suburban Borivali was allotted to the Manjara Charitable Trust by the government on September 28, 2005, when Deshmukh was state's Chief Minister, for opening a dental college at an occupancy price of Rs 6.56 crore.

Though four years elapsed after taking possession of the land, it was not put to use for the intended purpose. In April 2011, the trust requested the collector to alter the purpose of the use of land from dental college to educational activity as it was not in a position to start dental college.

The report also speaks of "conflict of interest" in allotment of land to Mumbai Educational Trust, whose founder chairman is former Deputy Chief Minister Chhagan Bhujbal, after changing the purpose of reservation.

The contents of the CAG report were made public on a day when Deshmukh was pulled up by the Supreme Court for giving 20 acres of land to film producer Subhash Ghai in 2004 for his film institute bypassing the rules.

Samir Bhujbal, Chhagan's nephew and Lok Sabha MP from Nashik, again applied for allotment of balance land measuring 50,000 sq m for expansion of engineering  and technical college which was allotted at Rs 7.53 lakh after changing the purpose of reservation.

"The allotee was nephew of the state PWD minister Chhagan Bhujbal from whose department the land was transferred. There was apparent conflict of interest in the transfer and allotment of this land," the report said.

The report also said a plot was given for the purpose of charity to Industries Minister Narayan Rane's Sindhudurg Shikshan Prasarak Mandal, Kankavali, for setting up a community centre at annual lease rent of only Rs 869 for a period of 30 years in 2008.

JPN/Agencies