FIR in Adarsh scam next week: CBI

Last Updated: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 18:59

Mumbai: After receiving flak from the Bombay
High Court for tardy probe into the Adarsh Society case, CBI
on Thursday said it was all set to register an FIR next week which
will name some retired army officials and a few politicians.

The CBI, which had registered a preliminary enquiry into
the scam in November last year, was pulled up by the High
Court on Tuesday for delay in registering FIR in the case.
After receiving flak from the Bombay
High Court for tardy probe into the Adarsh Society case, CBI
on Thursday said it was all set to register an FIR next week which
will name some retired army officials and a few politicians.
The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests had on
January 16 ordered demolition of the building within three
months holding it as "unauthorised" and built in violation of
the spirit of coastal regulations.

Apart from violating the CRZ norms, the society is
alleged to have got various clearances from authorities
through dubious means.

The plush housing Society, built on prime defence land,
has been constructed in alleged violation of rules. The
building was originally meant to be a six-storey structure to
house Kargil war heroes and their kin but was later extended
to 31 floors allegedly without mandatory permission.

The scam has already taken its first political casualty
with Ashok Chavan resigning as Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 20, 2011 - 18:59

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