Adarsh scam: Bombay HC criticises CBI

Last Updated: Mon, Mar 12, 2012 14:21 hrs

The Bombay High Court on Monday criticised the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for not arresting the accused in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam despite having sufficient evidences.

The CBI, Enforcement Directorate (ED) and Income Tax (I-T) Department were directed by the court to conduct a high-level meeting to share information for investigation into the case.

The CBI has filed First Information Report (FIR) against 15 people in connection to the case so far.

It has also sought two weeks´ time to complete investigations and file a chargesheet.

The matter has been adjourned by the court till Mar 22.

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 are facing probe and have lost their positions.

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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