Adarsh scam accused Gidwani dies

Last Updated: Tue, Nov 27, 2012 14:05 hrs

A key accused in the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society scam, Kanhaiyalal Gidwani, died of heart ailment at Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai on Tuesday.

The former Congress MLC was admitted to the hospital on Friday after he suffered a second heart attack in four days, reports said.

64-year-old Gidwani, who was one of the chief promoters of the Adarsh Housing Society in Colaba, was chargesheeted in connection to the scam.

According to reports, Gidwani was accused of paying Rs 1.25 crore to financial consultant JK Jagiasi in order to influence Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials who were probing the Adarsh case.

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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