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Fresh `flat` trouble for Maha officials, politicos

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 19:06

Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister
Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday said an inquiry would be conducted
into the instances of politicians as well as several IAS and
IPS officers from the state acquiring more than one flat from
the government quota.

"An inquiry in this regard will be conducted under the
commission, probing the multi-crore Adarsh housing society
scam after that probe gets over," Chavan told the Legislative

He was replying to a supplementary question raised by
the opposition leader Vinod Tawade who also sought stringent
action against the beneficiaries.

Admitting loopholes in the law, Chavan told the House
that apart from bureaucrats, political workers have also
acquired more than one flat either in their own name or in the
name of their relatives from the government quota.

The chief minister also ordered an inquiry into the
administrative delay since 2005 in handing over as many as 847
flats, developed by 23 builders from Mumbai and neighbouring
Thane, under the Urban Land Ceiling (ULC) Act.

The additional chief secretary of Urban Development
department will conduct the inquiry and submit the report in
two months, he said.

Chavan was replying to a query raised by Tawade and
his counterpart from the Peasants and Workers Party (PWP)
Jayant Patil.


First Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 19:06
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