Darekar withdrew the appeal against the order of the Registrar of Co-operatives in which he was not recognized as a laborer

BJP MLC Praveen Darekar on Monday withdrew his petition from the Bombay High Court challenging an order of the Registrar of Co-operative Societies, holding that he was not a laborer, giving him the membership of a labor co-operative society. was disqualified from.

Darekar’s counsel Hemangi Godbole sought the court’s permission to withdraw the appeal, which was allowed by a division bench of Justice Prasanna B Varle and Justice Kishore C Sant.

Darekar, in January this year, when he was the Leader of the Opposition in the Maharashtra Legislative Council (MLC), challenged the order passed by the authority, which held that he did not have the requisite qualifications to continue as a member of the prestige. Labor co-operative society because he was not eligible to be a laborer.

Darekar had argued that the order was passed without giving him an opportunity of being heard and it was a gross violation of the principle of natural justice.

Darekar had said that in 1997 he was admitted as a member of the Labor Co-Operative Society and in 2021 he had received a show cause notice from the Joint Registrar of the Co-op Society. Darekar said the divisional joint registrar passed an order against him on January 3 this year, despite his counsel seeking one week’s time on December 29.

The appellant MLC had claimed that since he was the Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council and was raising various issues against the then Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government, the issue was raised to counter him and an adverse order was passed. Gone.

Darekar’s lawyers said they would file an appeal before the minister in the new government, which recently formed in alliance with his party – the BJP.

In April this year, the High Court had granted anticipatory bail to Darekar in a case FIR The Mumbai Police has registered a case against him on charges of cheating, conspiracy and criminal breach of trust in a case of bank fraud.

The FIR was registered on the complaint lodged by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Dhananjay Shinde, who accused Darekar of defrauding the government and the Mumbai District Central Co-operative Bank (Mumbai Bank). Shinde, in his complaint to the police, had alleged that Darekar served as the bank’s chairman for years. He said that in 1997, Darekar registered himself as a laborer in Pratishtha Shram Sahakari Samiti and later got registered with the bank. Shinde had alleged that he has been contesting for the post of director under labor category since then.