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Adarsh case: Ashok Chavan granted extension

Last Updated: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 22:05

Mumbai: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister
and an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, Ashok
Chavan, was on Monday given an extension till June 20 to file his
affidavit before the judicial panel probing the scam.

Chavan was issued summons by the two-member commission
on May 10 directing him to file his affidavit with regard to
the Adarsh files he had dealt.

Chavan, however, sought further time as he wanted to
examine all documents before filing his reply. The two-member
panel today directed him to file his affidavit on June 20.

Chavan was accused of recommending 40 per cent
allotment of flats in the Adarsh Society, originally meant for
Kargil war widows, to civilians when he was a revenue
minister. His relatives allegedly got flats in the high rise.

Until now only union power minister and former chief
minister, Sushil Kumar Shinde, who had also dealt with Adarsh
files, has submitted his affidavit.

Union rural development minister, Vilasrao Deshmukh,
who was recently given another extension by the panel, is
likely to file his affidavit on June 17.

The commission has so far recorded the evidence of
three witnesses, including Brigadier Deepak Saxena of state
Army Headquarters and Defence Estate Officer Geeta Kashyap.

PTI

First Published: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 22:05
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