HC questions delay in completion of Adarsh probe

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 23:50

Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday asked
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing
Adarsh Society scam, why it was taking so long to finish the
probe.

The agency today sought three months to complete the
investigation, saying it was a complicated case, and there
were several benami transactions which needed to be probed.

"We are not giving three months` time. How long have
you been probing the matter? Have you looked into the Income
Tax Dept report?" asked the division bench headed by Justice
Sharad Bobade.

The court was hearing PIL filed by activist Santosh
Daundkar, which has sought monitoring of the probe by the HC.

Petitioner`s lawyer, advocate Ashish Mehta, said the
probe was going very slow, and it had already been 15 months.

The court then directed the CBI to make a formal
application for more time, giving details of progress of
investigation, within two weeks.

The 31-storied Adarsh Housing Society building in the
plush Colaba area here allegedly came up in breach of several
civic and environmental laws.

The CBI has registered criminal case against 13 persons
in the case, including former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok
Chavan.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 23:50

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