Adarsh scam: Maharashtra CM meets Sonia

Last Updated: Sat, Apr 21, 2012 10:21 hrs

The Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday met Congress supremo Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi to explain the status of investigation into the Adarsh Housing Society scam.

Chavan reportedly explained to Gandhi the reasons behind the slow decision-making process in connection to the scam.

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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