A local court in Kopargoan on Friday has cancelled the interim bail of four trustees, Captain Suresh Vasudev, K.C. Pandey, R.G. Karnik and Urmila Jadhav. On allegations of misappropriation of The Trust funds and misuse of the Trust vehicles, to the tune of 2 lakhs between 2004 and 2007, the Rahata court near Shirdi had ordered a police enquiry. As the interim bail granted was cancelled on Friday, Shirdi police inspector Datta Pawar said that they would be arresting the three accused soon.
We may recall that, due to a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by some activists, in March, the Aurangabad division bench of the Bombay High Court ordered the disbandment of the Trust and had nominated the Ahmednagar collector, to oversee the day-to-activities of the Trust. The 18 members of the trust were removed as their appointments were found to be arbitrary and not legal.