Adarsh: CBI likely to file chargesheet

Last Updated: Wed, Jul 04, 2012 16:21 hrs

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday is likely to file a chargesheet of its probe into the Adarsh Housing Society scam, nearly two years after the scandal came to fore.

According to reports the probe agency is likely to file the chargesheet at around 2 pm on Wednesday.

Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is among the 14 accused in the Adarsh Housing Society case.

One of the closely awaited facets of the chargesheet will be whether it indicts Chavan who had to resign in after he became one of the 14 people accused in the First Information Report (FIR) last year.

The CBI had alleged in its FIR that three of Chavan´s relatives allegedly got flats in the society and the Chief Minister also granted building concessions by changing the area´s development plan.

The Bombay High Court has directed the Ministry of Defence to give its response within two weeks time on the stand taken by Maharashtra government that the CBI cannot investigate the Adarsh case.

The Ministry of Defence objected the stand taken by the state government that the Adarsh land belongs to the government.

The 30-storey apartment, housing many top level defence officials, was built on a disputed army land at Colaba and it is alleged that the flats meant for the families of the Kargil martyrs were allotted to top defence officials and kins of politicians.

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