Mumbai: The Governor of Maharashtra has refused leave to state Information Commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, whose son owns a flat in the controversial Adarsh Housing Society.
Tiwari had submitted his leave application to the Governor earlier in the day, amid demand by the Opposition for his ouster.
Tiwari was reportedly asked to step down by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over his alleged role in the scam. He was the revenue secretary when important files pertaining to Adarsh were passed by the department.
Shiv Sena leader Subhash Desai has said that the government should sack Tiwari, a former IAS officer, for his alleged involvement in the Adarsh scam.
On January 3, another former bureaucrat, Subhash Lalla, resigned as member of the state Human Rights Commission in the backdrop of his alleged link in the scam.
Ashok Chavan was to forced to quit as Chief Minister in November last year after it was revealed that his kin including his late mother-in-law, owned flats in the upscale Adarsh society.