Gidwani says he`s not promoter of Adarsh society
Congress leader KL Gidwani, whose residence here was raided by the CBI said he was not the promoter of the Adarsh society.
Mumbai: Congress leader K L Gidwani, whose residence here was raided by the CBI, on Sunday said he was not the promoter of the Adarsh society and welcomed any kind of probe into the scam.
"I am not the promoter of the Adarsh society as has been reported in some sections of the media but only a member," Gidwani said here, accepting that he owns three flats in the society.
Former Congress MLC refused to comment when asked about the CBI reportedly finding incriminating evidence from his premises.
CBI today conducted searches at the residences of four accused in the scam, including Gidwani. The searches were carried out a day after the CBI filed an FIR against 13 people, including former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, for their alleged involvement in the Adarsh scam.
"I have been saying for the past two months that any investigative agency is welcome to conduct probe in this regard," Gidwani said.
"My petition is pending in the court and the matter is subjudice, therefore I can`t say much," he said.
When asked if it is correct to demolish the structure, he said "the court will decide on it."
Asked whether the CBI had enough reasons to raid his premises, he said it is for the agency to decide, adding that it is a government body and can conduct searches on the basis of search warrant.