Adarsh scam: CBI arrests two

Last Updated: Tue, Mar 20, 2012 14:43 hrs

Two persons, including a retired brigadier, were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai.

The two arrested persons were identified as RC Thakur, who is a former defence estates officer, and Brigadier (Retired) MM Wanchoo.

They were arrested from their respective homes.

The Bombay High Court had earlier this month 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 had filed First Information Report (FIR) against 15 people in connection to the case so far.

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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