Court asks report from CBI on complaint against Adarsh members

A metropolitan magistrate`s court here has sought a report from CBI on a complaint which seeks registration of cases against 66 members of the scam-tainted Adarsh Housing Society in south Mumbai.

Mumbai: A metropolitan magistrate`s court here has sought a report from CBI on a complaint which seeks registration of cases against 66 members of the scam-tainted Adarsh Housing Society in south Mumbai.

"The authority which is investigating the matter has to submit a report," said Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate DD Deshmukh in the order yesterday.

Abdul Malik Chaudhary, a social worker, filed the complaint in January 2011. "In the complaint, we said a case should also be registered against 66 others -- public servants and government officials -- who are the members of the society," said advocate Ashish Giri, Chaudhary`s lawyer.

Chaudhary wants cases against them for criminal breach of trust, cheating, criminal trespass, forgery and criminal conspiracy.

On July 4 this year, CBI filed a 10,000-page charge sheet in Adarsh case against 13 people, including former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and society`s promoters, in the special CBI court here. The central agency had started the probe in November 2010 following a direction from the Ministry of Defence.

It is alleged that Adarsh building came up illegally on the land belonging to MoD. CBI also says that Chavan had a `benami` (in somebody else`s name) flat in the Society, which got many concessions from the civic authorities.

PTI

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