Adarsh scam: Top bureaucrats granted bail

Last Updated: Thu, Jun 07, 2012 12:32 hrs

A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court in Mumbai on Thursday granted bail to two top bureaucrats, who were arrested in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.

The court granted bail to senior Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer Jairaj Phatak and retired Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari as the CBI did not file a chargesheet within the specific period of 60 days that came to an end on June 4.

The bureaucrats had applied for bail on Monday.

They were arrested on April 3 in connection to the scam.

Both Pathak and Tiwari´s lawyers argued that the bureaucrats should be granted bail as the CBI failed to file the chargesheet within the specific period of 60 days.

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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