Adarsh scam: Bail plea of seven accused rejected

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 20:44

Mumbai: Observing that investigations had
reached a crucial stage, a special court on Wednesday rejected the
bail plea of seven accused, including former Congress
legislator K L Gidwani, in the multi-crore Adarsh housing
society scam.

Hearing their petition, judge M V Kulkarni maintained
that investigations were at a crucial stage and hence he was
not inclined to grant them bail at this juncture.

Besides Gidwani, the other accused who had sought bail
were Maharashtra bureaucrat Pradeep Vyas, Major General (retd)
T K Kaul, Major General (retd) A R Kumar, Brigadier (retd) M M
Wanchoo, retired Defence Estates Officer R C Thakur and ex-
Deputy Secretary in Urban Development Department P V Deshmukh.

All of them were yesterday remanded in judicial custody
till April 17.

The accused sought bail on the ground that investigations
were over and there was no need for their custodial
interrogation.

Opposing their plea, the CBI, which is probing the scam
which came to light in 2010, argued that if the accused are
released on bail, they might tamper with evidence and threaten
witnesses.

The scam pertains to alleged irregularities in
construction and allotment of apartments in the 32-storeyed
highrise, originally meant for families of Kargil war heroes,
in the upmarket Colaba area in south Mumbai.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 20:44

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