High Court dumps plea of disqualified mayoral aspirant
The court also directed criminal action against him for “making false statements in an affidavit” and “relying on a document allegedly fabricated” and imposed an “exemplary cost” of Rs 15,000.
Patil had challenged a November 9 order of a returning officer turning down his nomination for not attaching caste and caste validity certificates. The corporator from a ward reserved for OBCs claimed his nomination was rejected to protect the interest of mayor Sagar Naik.
Patil said in an affidavit minutes of a meeting recorded during scrutiny of nominations indicated he had attached necessary documents.
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