Missing documents in Adarsh case being restructured: CBI

The CBI said that government departments were restructuring some important files, which had gone missing.

Last Updated: May 15, 2011, 23:57 PM IST

New Delhi: The CBI on Sunday said that
government departments were restructuring some important
files, which had gone missing, in order to take forward the
probe into the alleged scam in Adarsh Cooperative Housing
Society in Mumbai.

"In connection with the investigation relating to the
Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society, Mumbai, the Union Ministry
of Environment & Forests (MOEF) and other central and state
government departments are co-operating on all issues, and
re-structuring documents/files which may not be readily
available with them," a CBI statement said.

The agency officials had yesterday said that some more
files pertaining to the controversial housing society were
missing from the MOEF.

"Files which include letters issued by the Environment
Ministry to the state government regarding Coastal Regulation
Zone norms, and asking the society to approach the appropriate
state government department for clearance, have gone missing,"
a CBI official had said.

The CBI had registered a case on January 29 against 13
accused belonging to Army, Defence Estate Office (DEO),
Government of Maharashtra, public servants and unknown persons
in connection with the Adarsh Housing Society investigation.

The agency had earlier registered a case on the
direction of Bombay High Court in which some crucial documents
were found missing.

"Another case relating to a missing file was also
registered wherein the note sheet of the file belonging to the
Urban Development Department of Maharashtra Government was
found missing. In this case, arrests were also made to trace
the documents and identify the culprit who had removed the
note sheet from the file," the statement said.

However, the CBI spokesperson clarified that no case has
been registered in the incident of missing files reported
yesterday saying that "further investigation (in the case) is
continuing".

Reacting to the incident, Environment Minister Jairam
Ramesh had said that his ministry was reconstructing all the
documents needed by the CBI in the probe.

PTI