Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Ashok Chavan named in CBI chargesheet in Adarsh scam, say sources

Rohit Dhyani: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) today filed its chargesheet in the Adarsh housing society scam. Sources say former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan has been named in the chargesheet.

Sources say 14 others named in the CBI's First Information Report (FIR) have also been named in the chargesheet.

The CBI had alleged in its FIR that three of Mr Chavan's relatives allegedly got flats in the society meant for Kargil War widows and Defence personnel. Later, Mr Chavan also granted building concessions by changing the area's development plan. Mr Chavan stepped down as chief minister in 2010.

The housing scam was exposed in 2010 when it emerged that an illegal 31-storey structure had come up on a prime plot in South Mumbai, where key defence personnel, bureaucrats, and politicians owned flats.