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BJP submits ‘evidence’ about another land scam

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 00:37

Mumbai: BJP secretary Kirit Somaiya on Monday said
he has submitted 1,135 pages of documentary evidence to CBI in
connection with the alleged scam related to sale of a portion
of defence land to a private builder in suburban Kandivali.

"CBI has not done anything concrete in the Adarsh scam in
last 14 months. CBI should not adopt a lackadaisical approach
in this `Adarsh-2` scam and that is why we have submitted to
them documents related to the case," Somaiya said at a press
A former minister of state for defence and former Chief
of Army staff Deepak Kapoor were allegedly involved in passing
on the land to Kalpataru, Somaiya said, adding, the then
Maharashtra Revenue Minister Narayan Rane and former Chief
Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh allocated the land to the private

He said despite a note from the then Under Secretary
(Revenue) that the plot belonged to the Defence Ministry and
could not be allocated to Kalpataru, the same was allocated to
the private builder and action needs to be taken in the case.

Somaiya also informed that the defence ministry has
ordered for the CBI inquiry into the scam.
"CBI has started the preliminary inquiry and FIR will be
registered in this regard within a week," he said.


First Published: Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 00:37

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