Adarsh probe: PAC may summon Maha govt officials
Parliament`s PAC, which is examining the CAG`s Adarsh Housing Society report, may summon Maharashtra government officials.
New Delhi: Parliament`s Public Accounts Committee, which is examining the CAG`s Adarsh Housing Society report, may summon Maharashtra government officials if they fail to submit the documents related to the scam.
"We will summon them if they do not submit the information sought by us," PAC Chairman Murli Manohar Joshi told reporters here on Friday.
He said the Maharashtra government has been asked to submit documents related to the Adarsh Housing society scam by April 28.
Maharashtra government had been delaying submission of information related to the scam contendning that a Commission of Inquiry set up by it had taken all the relevant documents, he said.
The PAC Chairman said that he had also written to Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in this regard.
"We have received some information through the Defence Ministry," Joshi said adding that details from the Maharashtra government was awaited.
The PAC is also planning to seek an update from the CBI on its investigations into the Adarsh case.
Sources said since the PAC is examining the CAG report, it was pertinent for it to seek an update from the investigating agency.
The CBI had arrested former Principal Secretary of Maharashtra`s Urban Development Department Ramanand Tiwari and former Mumbai municipal Commissioner Jairaj Phatak on April 3.
Nine of the 14 accused have already been arrested for their alleged involvement in the scam.