Mumbai: A special CBI court here today rejected an application by former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil-Nilangekar seeking intervention in the hearing of a petition accusing him of involvement in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.
"The intervention plea was rejected. Final hearing in the matter is likely to start next week," said petitioner Pravin Wategaonkar.
According to the petition, during Nilangekar's tenure as the revenue minister, he allegedly granted certain approvals to the society illegally. It sought that he be made an accused in the case.
Wategoankar had filed a similar application in the Bombay High Court earlier but withdrew it after the CBI, in an affidavit, gave Nilangekar a clean chit.
CBI's charge sheet of July 2012 names former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and 12 others, but the court is yet to take cognisance of it.
Adarsh Society, a high-rise which stands in a south Mumbai locality, allegedly obtained several concessions on construction rules in lieu of flats to politicians and bureaucrats.