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Court extends custody of 6 Adarsh accused to Apr 3

Last Updated: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 00:04

Mumbai: A special court here on Saturday extended
the custody of six accused in the multi-crore Adarsh Society
scam by four days to April 3 after CBI sought their remand
claiming that some Southern Command Army officers were also
suspected to be involved in the case and the agency wanted the
accused to be confronted with them.

The accused whose custody was extended were Pradeep
Vyas, a suspended bureaucrat in Maharashtra government; Major
General (Retd) TK Kaul; Major General (Retd) AR Kumar;
Brigadier (Retd) MM Wanchoo; RC Thakur, a retired defence
estates officer and P V Deshmukh, a former Deputy Secretary in
the Urban Department.

After hearing the arguments of public prosecutor and
defence lawyers, special CBI judge MV Kulkarni extended their
custody till April 3.

CBI said that custodial interrogation of the accused had
revealed that some senior officials of Southern Command in
Pune, while giving reply to a question raised in the
Parliament about the status of the land on which Adarsh was
built, had given a false reply that the land had never been
under the occupation of the Army.

Subsequently, those officers became members of the
society, the agency argued.

The senior officials in the chain of conspiracy who have
become members of the society have been identified and are
required to be confronted with the accused. The confrontation
of accused with senior officials, who are not in Mumbai, may
lead to further revelations that would help to reach a logical
conclusion, the CBI stated.


First Published: Sunday, April 1, 2012 - 00:04
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