Adarsh: Defence personnel to depose

Last Updated: Mon, Jul 09, 2012 07:06 hrs

Former Defence personnel will depose before a judicial commission in the Adarsh Housing Society scam of Mumbai.

Media reports said Retired Lieutenant General GS Sihota will depose before the commission on Monday.

Former Army chiefs General Deepak Kapoor and General NC Vij will also depose before the Commission soon.

Former Maharatshtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been named in a chargesheet in the scam filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on July 4.

Chavan, however, said the chargesheet filed by the CBI in connection with the Adarsh Housing society scam is a conspiracy hatched by political opponents to keep him out of public life.

CBI has filed a 10,000-page chargesheet nearly two years after the scandal came to fore.

Chavan had to resign in after he became one of the 14 people accused in the First Information Report (FIR) connected to the scam last year.

The 30-storey apartment building Adarsh Housing Society, where many top level defence officials live, 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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