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(Typed Copy of Letter)
Milap Chand Choraria
24/29, Binoba Bahve Road,
Dated 8th July 1993
Application for according sanction under section 19 of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, 197 of Criminal
procedure Code, to prosecute Shri Jyoti Basu, the Chief Minister of West Bengal.
Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma,
President of India,
- In West Bengal CPI(M) party is in power since last about 16 (sixteen) years under the Chief Ministership of Shri Jyoti
Basu, proving that Shri Jyoti Basu, is powerful and influential personnel in the CPI(M) party, while he is holding the Office
of the Chief Minister of West Bengal under Article 164 of the Constitution of India and as such is a Public servant in terms
of Section 2(c ) (i) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 and section 21(12)(a) of the Indian Penal Code.
- Under Article 356 of the Constitution of India, the President of India is empowered to assume himself all or any of the
functions of any State Government, thereby can remove a Chief Minister of a State from his office, as such is a competent
authority to grant according sanction against a Chief Minister after due consideration of an application to that effect, hence
this application is made before your Honour.
- That I have been compelled to file this application as my fundamental rights, liberties were infringed under the EXTRA
CONNECTIONS between Shri Jyoti Basu, and the Directors of M/S. Martin Burn Limited including Mr. Sanjay Kumar Jhunjhunwala
who become MAFIA-LEADER, due to illegal support and help from Shri Jyoti Basu. As a result, said Mr. Jhunjhunwala adopted
all means and methods to blackmail and harass me, and Government of West Bengal and the Calcutta Municipal Corporation provided
full support for his aforesaid criminal activities, at the behest of Shri Jyoti Basu. The object of Mr. Jhunjhunwala was to
grab my properties. He hatched, two plots, to kill me And my son and as a result his henchmen attacked on me on 18.7.1986
to kill me in which I was seriously injured and hospitalised and similarly on 22.2.1991 one lorry accident was got caused
to kill my 18 years old son in which his both legs were seriously damaged, and he is still under treatment in New Delhi. But,
both the time Police acted to protect the criminals under influence.
- I am referring herein some facts concerned to involvement of Shri Jyoti Basu, caused to be obtained pecuniary advantages
in favour of said Sanjay Kumar
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Jhunjhunwala and his associates, adjudged Cheat Chittaranajn Ganguly, Sharwan Kumar Bhatter and others and
his companies including M/S. Martin Burn Limited.
- In 1984, I has received a letter from Behala P. S. (Calcutta-34), in connection with the matter concerned to the order
of Ld. Court of 7th Asstt. Distt. Judge, Alipore (Calcutta) in T. S. No. 108 of 1983 under order of Shri Jyoti
Basu. The said order of Shri Jyoti Basu was interference in the Administration of Justice.
- In or about December 1984 / January 1985, Shri Jyoti Basu issued an illegal order upon the District Magistrate 24-Paragans,
to remove me from my absolute properties, under false representation from the said adjudged Cheat Chittaranjan Ganguly. At
her turn Smt. Ranu Ghosh, the then D. M. 24-Paragans instructed to Dy. S.P. (Town), Jadavpur to impliment the said order of
Shri Jyoti Basu. After receipt of the said direction Mr. Md. Nizam, Dy. S. P., called me through message letter dated 23.1.1985
of Behala P. S. and when I met with Mr. Nizam, he shaw me the said order of Shri Jyoti Basu, the exact date of which is not
in my memory, and direction of Smt. Ranu Ghosh. After going through the same, I sent my protest letter dated 1.2.1985 to Mr.
Md. Nizam, with copies to Shri Jyoti Basu, and Smt. Ranu Ghosh, by Registered Post. Thereafter, once again Mr. Md. Nizam called
and informed me that after receipt of my letter, Smt. Ghosh withdrew her earlier direction.
- That in the year 1985 a portion of New Market were burnt and contract for right to rebuilt the said burnt portion was
granted by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation to M/S. Martin Burn Ltd., with right to lease out the 97020 sft. Area of commercial
complex and premium for the said contract were fixed Rs.108.00 per square feet being the total sum of Rs. 1,04,78,160.00 only,
According to the then prevalent market rate the premium for the said contract should have been more than Rs.15 (fifteen) Crores,
as a result Corporation was considered to have caused to itself huge loss of Rs.14 (forteen) Crores or more. In February 1990,
Shri Biman Bose, Polit Bureau <e,beer of C. P. I. (M) had voiced against the then Mayor Shri Kamal Kumar Basu, with reference
to developed portion of New Market, developed by said M/S. Martin Burn Limited, but at his alleged turn Mr. Kamal Kumar Basu,
stated that those who wants to allege Shri Jyoti Basu, are instead alleging him. In fact through the said contract public
properties of Rs.15 (fifteen) crores were misappropriated at the behest of Shri Jyoti Basu, against meager payment of Rs.
105 Crores. Similarly several other public properties were also misappropriated in West Bengal in similar manner.
- Nexus between Shri Jyoti Basu and the directors M/S. Martin Burn Limited, will also evident from the fact that inspite
of strong objection from the then Member Mayor-in-council (Buildings) Late Rathin Das Sharma, the Calcutta Municipal Corporation
granted illegal sanction of the plans of multistoried buildings at 1, R. N. Mukherjee Road, Calcutta-1 and 31/41, Binoba Bhave
Raod, Ward No. 119 of Calcutta in serious violation of Building Rules and concerned law. West Bengal Minister Shri Budhha
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Bhattacharyya assured to take action against aforesaid illegal sanctions but failed to do so, as the same
were granted at the behest of Shri Jyoti Basu. On the other hand, on 14th November 1986, Calcutta Municipal Corporation
created an fake Municipal Holding No. 161, Binoba Bhave Road, in favour of said adjudged cheat Chittaranjan Ganguly, to help
blackmailing activities of said Mr. Jhunjhunwala. On 19th March 1987, my validly sanctioned plans were revoked
by the Corporation on the strength of the said created and fake Municipal Holding number. But, when I win the Writ Petition
against said order dated 19.3.1987 of Corporation, once again my plans were revoked on 7.11.1987 by Corporation on flimsy
and created grounds. Once again I win the case against Corporations order dated 7.11.1987. With reference to aforesaid orders
recently, on 3rd June 1993 one Mr. Dilip Ghosal, inspector, Assessment Department of Corporation, informed me that
the said Municipal Holding number was created under the order of Shri Jyoti Basu. As such by letter dated 3rd June
1993 addressed to said Mr. Dilip Ghosal, sent by Regd. Post, with copy to Shri Jyoti Basu, I asked him to confirm the said
information. By letter dated 12.6.1993 Mr. Dilip Ghosal, under pressure, stated that facts described by me were a case of
misunderstanding, which reflects the misrepresentation without directly admitting the said information given to me. The said
letter were prepared, drafted and typed at Writers Building and also posted at Writers Buyilding P. O. Xerox Copies of the
letter dated 21.10.1992 to the Municipal Commissioner, Letter dated 23.4.1993 from Corporation and letter dated 3.6.1993 and
1.7.1993 to said Mr. Dilip Ghosal, are annexed herewith and marked as ANNEXURE "A" to"D" respectively.
- Mrs. Mira Pandey, the then Registrar of West Bengal Cooperation Societies, adopted following criminal acts:-
- She got caused award dated 20.10.89 in Dispute Case No. 43/RCS/87-88 from one Mr. N . Goswami, without having any appointment
to do so, whereas one Arjun Mondal was appointed as Arbitrator in the said Dispute Case. The object of said created award
was to got appointed an Administrator in the matters and affairs of our society to availed our properties for the said Mr.
Jhunjhunwala the Director of M/S. Martin Burn Limited.
- After receipt of Certified copy of entire order sheet of the said Dispute Case, Appeal being No. 3 of 1990 were filed
on 10.1.1990, against the said created award, before West Bengal Cooperative Tribunal.
- Certified copy of said order sheet were supplied me on 6.1.90 and corrected on 1.2.1990 "on verification of record" by
Addl. Registrar. But, in the meantime between 1.2.90 and 9.2.90, first page of the said ordersheet of the said Dispute Case
were got forged to insert the appointment of said Mr. N. Goswami in place of said Mr. Arjun Mondal, though such replacement
is not permissible under the law. First Page of the order sheet are used by the West Bengal Cooperation
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Directorate on printed order sheet printed in Government Printing Press showing reference of Print order.
Whereas the said forged order sheet was typed on Electronic Typewriter and names of the plaintiff and defendants were written
by the pen and hand of one Prabhu Dayal Sureka, who is neither government employee nor was a party to said Dispute Case.
- After got forged the said order sheet, Mrs. Mira Pandey issued her unofficial order no. 48 dated 9.2.2990 directing thereby
to the State of West Bengal to issue an arbitrary Notification in violation of principle of natural justice to fulfil the
said object of Mr. Jhunjhunwala to blackmail me and thereafter by Memo letter No. 1602 dated 19.2.1990 said Addl. Registrar
informed me that the said order had been inadvertently omitted in the certified copy supplied me on 6.1.11990 and which was
corrected on 1.2.1990 by himself. Under the influence of said unofficial order No. 48 dated 9.2.90 the State of West Bengal
issued an illegal arbitrary and unconstitutional Notification dated 17.2.1990 on the basis of recommendation made in the said
- In view of the aforesaid criminal acts of Mrs. Mira Pandey and other public servants with intention to effect the Administration
of Justice, I had filed an application under section 340 of Criminal procedure code against forgery of the said order sheet
in which Mrs. Mira Pandey, was one of the accused and case was recorded as Misc. Case No. 3 of 1990 of the West Bengal Cooperative
Tribunal. Thereafter Ld. Member of the Tribunal was got influenced. As such on 18.1. 1990 Mr. A. K. Bhattacharyya, the Ld.
Member of the Tribunal has intentionally dismissed the said proceedings, by recording false order that "Non appears for the
Petitioner/ Appellant, No steps taken till 12.05 p.m. The Learned Advocate on record is also absent on repeated calls. It
shows that the petitioner is not interested to proceed further with hearing of the misc. case"., whereas I myself and my Advocate
were present in Court Room and wanted to file an application in the matter. When my Advocate objected to said false recordings,
Ld. Mr. Bhattacharyya, warned my Advocate not to speak anything and do, whatever he likes. However, my Advocate put his signature,
mentioning time after date as 12.07 p. m. at the said order, when Ld. Member given the same for signature by opposite party.
- Two Appeals being Unregd. Appeal No. 4 and 5 both of 1991 were filed
on 1.4.1991, by me before the Ld. Tribunal, but files of both the Appeals were removed since 16.4.1991 from
- West Bengal Cooperative Directorate with held supply of certified copies of several orders for about one year and after
receipt, the said certified copies were filed in respective unregd. Appeals, but Ld. Member under influence did not deduct
the period from the date of application for certified copy to date of ready
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of certified copy for supply and dismissed several Appeals. Infact he was influenced by the State Govt. by
allotting an property out of his turn. In consideration of aforesaid activities of West Bengal Cooperation Deparetment Directorate
I met several times with Shri Bhakti Bhusan Mondal, the then West Bengal Minister for Cooperation and after heard me in detail,
he called a joint meeting at his chamber at Writers Building on 25.4.1990. But, on 25.4.1990, one Mer. A. N. Mazumdar, Dy.
R. C. S. informed Shri Mondal that Mrs. Mira Pandey is acting in the matter under direct instructions from Shri Jyoti Basu,
and as such he should interfere in the matter, as a result said joint meeting could not taken place. Xerox copies of certified
copy of said Dispute Case No. 43/RCS/87-88, supplied me on 6.1.90 and corrected on 1.2.90 and letter dated 19.2.90 from Addl.
R. C. S. and said forged order sheet said Notification dated 17.2.1990 (which indicating unofficial Order No.48 of 9.2.1990
of R. C. S. ), order passed in Misc. Case nO. 3 of 1990 and unregistered Appeal No. 18 of 1990 are annexed herewith and marked
as Annexure "E" to "J" respectively.
- Shri Jyoti Basu, got created such a atmosphere, in which concerned public servants in West Bengal and Official of Calcutta
Municipal Corporation should feel that there are extra connections between Shrio Jyoti Basu and Directors of M/S. Martin Burn
Ltd., including said Sanjay Kumar Jhunjhunwala were considered as much influential persons by the Administrative as well Political
circle, as will appear from the follwing facts:-
- Sanjay Kumar Jhunjhunwala, create a false story that an Mohemedden Advocate met him, with object to threatened me that
he can remove me from my property, with the help of Shri B. K. Basu, the then Commissioner of Calcutta Police. He confirmed
his said created story, in a after thought language, by his letter dated 5th November 1986. Thereafter, I requested
Shri B. K. Basu, by a letter sent by Regd. Post, to take appropriate action for misuse of his name for such criminal activities
but Mr. B. K. Basu, taken no steps, as he was aware about the aforesaid Extra connections, Xerox copy of the said letter of
Mr. Jhunjhunwala dated 5.11.986 is annexed herewith and marked as Annexure "K".
- I sent complaint s to Shri Budhhadeb Bhattacharyya, West Bengal Minister for local Governments against illegal sanction
granted by the Calcutta Municipal Corporation, as he has taken strong action against several illegal constructions in the
Calcutta City. In response thereof, I received assurance letters from his Ministry, but no action were taken in the matter,
as such I sent him a letter dated 5th April 1993 by Regd. Post as it was clear to me that he was incompetent to
take any action aginst illegal sanction granted in favour of Mr. Jhunjhunwala because of his extra connections with Shri Jyoti
Basu. I received no reply from Shri Budhhadeb
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Bahttacharyya in response to my said letter, Xerox copy of which is annexed herewith and marked as Annexure
- In the month of October 1992 one Jaichand Lal Sethia, threatened me, claiming that he is looking after the matter under
the instructions from Shri Chandan Basu, son of Shri Jyoti Basu. As such I sent my letter dated 30th October 1992
to Shri Chandan Basu, with copies to several persons including Shri Jyoti Basu, all by Regd. Post and Shri Chandan Basu, given
no reply. But, I received reply from Shri Jyoti Basu, under the signature of his confidential Assistant assuring me that matter
is being looked into. But, Shri Jyoti Basu did nothing in the matter as any action could have been affected the interest of
Mr. Jhunjhunwala. Sethia was man of Rashid mKhan the main accused of the famous Calcutta Bomb Blast. Xerox copy of my said
letter dated 30.10.1992 and said reply of Shri Jyoti Basu dated 24.12.1992 are annexed herewith and marked as Annexure "M".
- In consideration of all developments and my victimization, I sent a letter dated 20.4.1993 by Regd. Post to Shri Jyoti
Basu, at his residential address, which were received by one Inspector-in-charge. This was my notice to Shri Jyoti Basu, in
the said letter that if I will not receive any reply from him within 15 days from the date of receipt of my said letter, the
same will be released to Press and I will not be responsible for any result thereof, but till date I received no reply from
Shri Jyoti Basu, so I am amking it public document by annexing herewith copy of the same and marked as Annexure "N".
- One Duli Chand Surana,. By using the name of Shri Subhas Chakraborty, the West Bengal Minister and Shri Chandan Basu s/o
of Shri Jyoti Basu, sent threats to me, as such I put his such threats on record in my letter dated 5.4.1993 addressed to
said Shri Surana with copies to Shri Subhas Chakraborty, and Shri Chandan Basu, all by Regd. Post, but I received no reply
from any one of them copy of which is annexed herewith and marked as Annexure "O".
- Shri Jyoti Basu, while holding and abusing his office of Chief Minister of West Bengal caused to be obtained the contract
from the said Corporation in favour of M/S Martin Burn Ltd., and its directors including Sanjay Kumar Jhunjhunwala, and Kedar
Nath Fatehpuria for their pecuniary advantage of rupees forteen crores or more, without caring of any public interest, through
illegal means as stated under paragraph 4© hereinbefore and as such Shri Jyoti Basu being a Public servant committed criminal
misconduct and as such is liable to be punished under section 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
- That under the criminal conspiracy between Shri Jyoti Basu the Chief Minister of West Bengal and the Directors of M/S
Martin Burn Ltd., including Kedar Nath Fatehpuria and said Sanjay Kumar Jhunjhunwala, Shri Jyoti Basu while holding the office
of and abusing his position as Chief Minister of West Bengal influenced Shri
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Kamal Kumar Basu the then Mayor of Calcutta to grant illegal sanction of building plans with regards to premises
No. 1, R. N. Mukherjee Road, Calcutta-1, and 31/41, Binoba Bhave Road, Calcutta-38 as stated under paragraph 4(d) hereinbefore
thus got obtained pecuniary advantage of about Rupees Ten Crores or more by caused to be obtained sauch illegal plans by illegal
means in favour of Companies of said Mr. Kedarnath Fatehpuria and / or Sanjay Kumar Jhunjhunwala without any public interest
and as such committed criminal misconduct punishable under section 13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
- That in the year 1984-85 Shri Jyoti Basu, while holding the Office of Chief Minister of West Bengal, entered in to a ctriminal
conspiracy with said Sanjay Kumar Jhunjhunwala, Director of M/S Martin Burn Ltd., and his associates Kamlesh Chandra Chattopadhyay,
adjudged Cheat Chittaranjan Ganguly, Sukumar Das and Sharwan Kumar Bhatter, with intention to threat to injure my reputation
and property directed the then District Magistrate 24-Paraganas 24-Parganas Smt. Ranu Ghosh, to remove me from my absolute
properties as stated under paragraph 4(b) hereinbefore, which she legally could not do and at the same time Shri Jyoti Basu,
abusing his position directed to Behala Police Station to lodge an F. I. R. which under law can not be lodged, against me
in the alleged matter of being Civil nature, to threat my reputaioin and property and as such abetted the officers concerned
of Behala P. S. to disobey the law and as such committed an offence punishable under Section 120B, 107, 108, 166, 503 of Indian
Penal Cvode and the same had been committed with intention to obtain pecuniary advantage for aforesaid persons without any
public interest and as such also committed criminal misconduct punishable under Section 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption
- While he holding the office of and by abusing his position as Chief Minister of West Bengal, during the year 1986 and
1988 influenced Shri Kamal Kumar Basu, the thenm Mayor of the said Corporation with intention to threat to injure my reputation
and property and accordingly Corporation gave me threat by creating a fake municipal premises No. 161, Binoba Bhave Road,
ward No. 119, and my sanction plans were revoked twice on various / flimsy grounds by the said Corporation under the aforesaid
criminal conspiracy as stated under paragraph 4(d) hereinbefore and as such Shri Jyoti Basu abetted to Corporation impliment
his directions by disobeying the law for the pecuniary advantage of the aforesaid persons without any public interest and
as such committed offences punishable under Section 107, 108, 120B, 166, 503 of Indian Penal Code and 13(2) of Prevention
of Corruption Act, 1988.
- While holding the Office of Chief Minister of West Bengal, Shri Jyoti Basu, by abusing his position and under the aforesaid
criminal conspiracy abetted Mrs. Mira Pandey, the then Registrar of Co-operative Societies West Bengal as stated under paragraph
4( c) hereinbefore, to threat to injure my reputation and property by disobeying
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the law, the said Mrs. Mira Pandey acted accordingly with help of her subordinates in the Co-operation Department
/ Directorate, even caused to be got forged the order sheet for pecuniary advantage of the aforesaid person without any public
interest and as such committed an offence punishable under section 107, 108, 120B,. 166 and 503 of Indian Penal Code and section
13(2) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.
- That Shri Jyoti Basu, while holding the office of Chief Minister of West Bengal, under the aforesaid criminal conspiracy,
abused his position to get obtained picunairy advantage in favour of aforesaid person by creating such an atmosphere under
which public servants were compelled to feel that the aforesaid persons were near to Shri Jyoti Basu as stated under paragraph
5 hereinbefore and by creating such atmosphere, Shri Jyoti Basu encroached criminal offences committed by the aforesaid group
and abetted the officers concerned to Behala P.S., New Alipore P. S., and Traffic Squade of Lal Bazar Police head Quiarter
to disobey the law in Behala P.S. Case No. 38(7) 83 dated 14.7.1983, 91(12) 83 dated 29.12.1983, 106(2) 84 dated 29.2.1984,
4(3) 84 dated 2.4.1984 54(2) 85 dated 19.2.1985, 67(7) 86 dated 18.7.1986 and Sec. Vz. C/N/ 30 dated 22.2.1991 of New Alipore
P.S. and as such Police acted in the aforesaid Criminal cases to protect the criminals therein and as such Shri Jyoti Basu
abetted the aforesaid officer on the aforesaid offences and aforesaid dates by creating such atmosphere as such committed
offences punishable under section 107, 108, 120B, 146, 166, 307, 379, 406 and 506 of Indian Penal Code and 13(2) of Prevention
of Corruption Act, 1988.
- That under the facts and circumstances as aforesaid, this si my humble prayer before your Honour to grasnt me according
sanction in the matter under section 197 of Criminal Procedure Code and 19 of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988 to prosecute
Shri Jyoti Basu. I am ready to supply all necessary papers and circumstancial evidences in my position as and when I will
be asked for.
(Milap Chand Chroaria)
Copy to : Shri Jtyoti Basu, Chief Minister of West Bengal, for his kind notice.
(Milap Chand Chroaria)