Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday expressed satisfaction with the CBI probe into the Adarsh scam
after perusing the progress report submitted by the agency,
which claims to have unearthed `benami` transactions by
certain influential members of the Housing Society.
"We are positive that CBI is investigating in the right
track. Some time should be given to the agency to conduct
further probe including the missing files case which is also a
serious offence," a division bench of Justices Ranjana Desai
and Rajesh Ketkar said.
The bench was hearing a bunch of petitions filed in
connection with the scam, which included the Society`s
petition seeking for CBI to de-freeze their bank accounts and
social activist Simpreet Singh`s plea wanting the High Court
to supervise the investigation.
While hearing the Society`s petition, the court asked
CBI to consider if some concession can be given regarding the
Rs 32 lakh dues of the Society in upmarket Colaba area here.
The Society has been directed to file an affidavit giving
a list of their dues by March 25. According to the petition,
the Society has incurred several expenses up to Rs 32 lakh
which has not been payable as the accounts have been seized.
"Investigations have revealed that prime accused KL
Gidwani has three flats in the Society under `Benami` names.
All transactions made by the accused are from the Society`s
accounts. More instances of `Benami` transactions are evident
and needs to be proved further," Additional Solicitor General
Darius Khambatta, appearing for CBI said.