Adarsh scam: Top bureaucrats detained

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 03, 2012 08:33 hrs

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday detained two top bureaucrats in connection to the Adarsh Housing Society scam.

Senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Jairaj Phatak and retired Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari became the latest accused detained in connection to the scam.

Earlier in March, the Maharashtra Government suspended Pathak and another IAS officer Pradeep Vyas for their alleged links in the scam.

The state government had submitted a status report to the Bombay High Court and said that the two IAS officers will be under suspension till the investigation process is completed.

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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