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In News: Cong Leader Says he Got Death Threats After Munde Case

Congress leader Sachin Sawant alleges he is getting death threats after complaining against Pankaja Munde. 

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Maharashtra Congress spokesman Sachin Sawant on Friday claimed that he received threatening calls after he filed a complaint with the Anti-Corruption Bureau against Pankaja Munde.

Maharashtra Women and Child Development Minister Munde was accused of  clearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore without inviting tenders.

I received about 40 anonymous calls since last evening. Some threatened to kill me while others wanted me to apologise to Pankaja.
– Sachin Sawant, Maharashtra Congress Spokesperson

Sawant said he talked to Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria over phone after receiving a couple of calls.

“Two constables from a local police station in my area visited me and have been temporarily stationed outside my residence,” the leader said, adding that he will file a formal complaint with the police.

The Fadnavis government was on Wednesday hit by first major allegation of a “scam” after Congress accused Pankaja of clearing purchases worth Rs 206 crore on February 13 through 24 Government Resolutions. She is the daughter of late Gopinath Munde.

Taking cognisance of the complaint, the ACB has sought a response from Women and Child Development (WCD) Department to the accusations levelled by Sawant.

Fadnavis initially said there was “no prima facie evidence” of any wrongdoing but did not rule out ordering a probe. He, however said that it will be only after analysing the “minute details”.

(With inputs from PTI)

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