Chaini Parwani –

Published on: December 06, 2021 at 17:40 IST

A Court in Nagpur has charged Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis in association with a complaint of alleged Non-Disclosure of Criminal Cases registered against him in his Poll Affidavit in 2014.

Devendra Fadnavis pleaded not guilty when Judicial Magistrate First Class V M Deshmukh framed the charges against him on Saturday.

The case came into light when advocate Satish Uke submitted an Application praying for Criminal Proceedings against Fadnavis for the “non-disclosure” of Criminal Cases in the Election Affidavit.

Earlier, an application under section 205 of the Code of Criminal Procedure (CrPC) was submitted by Fadnavis seeking permission for no personnel appearance in the Court.

Fadnavis had also submitted an undertaking that the allegations against him will be answered by his lawyer Advocate Uday Dable on his behalf. Further the application was approved by the Court.

Furthermore, the Court asked Fadnavis to submit an undertaking that the accusation is appropriately understood by him and that there is no prejudice caused in recording the Plea and particulars in his absence for which he will not dispute in future.

The Court further directed the Complainant in the case to present a fresh list of Witnesses.

Advocate Uke alleged that Fadnavis filed a False Affidavit in 2014 by not disclosing two pending Criminal Cases against him.

Previously, Fadnavis was charged in 1996 and 1998 for Cheating and Forgery.

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