Adarsh: No clean chit for ex-Maha CMs?

Last Updated: Fri, Apr 20, 2012 07:50 hrs

Mumbai, Apr 20 (IBNS) The commission probing the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam has not given a clean chit to former Maharashtra Chief Ministers, said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Eknath Khadse.

The Leader of Opposition in the Maharashtra Assembly said: "The Commission has not given clean chit to former CMs in the Adarsh scam. The application for land for the Adarsh Society went to the revenue department and not the Defence Ministry."

"The state has crossed all limits in terms of corruption. The problem has reached the level of ministers and the Chief Ministers. Ashok Chavan had to resign," he said.

The Maharashtra government constituted two-member judicial commission investigating the Adarsh scam said the land on which the controversial building was constructed belong to the state and not to the Army.

The commission also stated that the building was not reserved for war heroes and families of Kargil martyrs.

The report is said to have highlighted the committee´s findings on the ownership of the plot in Colaba that was allotted to Adarsh and whether the land was for housing the Kargil war widows and war heroes or not.

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) made several arrests in connection to the scam in recent times.

Sucked into the controversy over allotment of flats in the Adarsh Society meant for Kargil War heroes´ families to a clutch of bureaucrats and politicians in Mumbai, several politicians, including former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, have lost their jobs or are facing probe.

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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