After NCP leader Ajit Pawar’s switch helped Devendra Fadnavis to return to power in Maharashtra, inquiries have been closed into cases related to irrigation scam in which Pawar is an accused. A senior official of the Maharashtra Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) was quoted by news agency ANI as saying that none of the nine cases closed are linked to Ajit Pawar. Ajit Pawar was sworn in as Deputy CM along with CM Devendra Fadnavis in a dawn surprise on Saturday. According to the official the move was routine as the date was approaching for an update to the Bombay HC. "We are investigating around 3,000 tenders in irrigation-related complaints. These are routine inquiries which are closed and all ongoing investigations are continuing as they were earlier," said senior officer Parambir Singh to news agency ANI.