Govt officials quizzed for missing Adarsh papers

Last Updated: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 22:37

Mumbai: Six officials of the Maharashtra
government have been questioned in connection with the theft
of key documents pertaining to the scam-ridden Adarsh Housing
Society but no breakthrough has been achieved yet, a senior
official said today.

"We have questioned at least six officials attached
with various departments of the government so far and
investigation is moving in the right direction," Joint Police
Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy said.

"Apart from the officials, those who have access to
the file have also been questioned. There is no breakthrough
as such at this point of time. But we hope to crack the case
soon," he added.

A day after Gurudas Bajpe, secretary of the Urban
Development department, gave a written complaint about the
missing documents from a file pertaining to the society, the
city`s Marine Drive police have registered a case of theft on
November 27.

Due to seriousness of the issue, the case has been
transferred to Crime Branch that usually probes underworld-
related and sensitive cases.

The disappearance of the papers has been brought to
the notice of UD department by CBI, which is probing into the
Adarsh scam, where flats built in Colaba area in the name of
Kargil war heroes were allotted to bureaucrats, politicians`
relatives and defence officers.

The missing papers include remarks of the state
government officials and the then Chief Minister.


First Published: Monday, December 6, 2010 - 22:37
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