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Adarsh: Probe commission raps Maha govt officials

Last Updated: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 20:23

Mumbai: The two-member inquiry commission,
in its inaugural hearing on the Adarsh Society housing scam,
on Monday rapped several departments of the Maharashtra government
for their "casual" approach towards the probe and directed
them to submit all the relevant documents in a week`s time.

Many government departments including MMRDA, Revenue and
Forest, BMC, Home, Environment Ministry, Public Works
Department (PWD) and Uran Land department were issued summons
directing them to produce before the Commission, all documents
pertaining to the scam-hit Adarsh Society, today.

However, except BMC, all the departments sought one
week`s time to submit all the files along with an index.

"How much time does it take to bring files. The state
government officials should be responsible and not casual in
their approach. They are forgetting that they are giving
evidence to a court," Retired High Court Justice J A Patil,
heading the commission, said.

The commission has now directed the departments to submit
all the files within a week.

The commission, which was set up in January, by the state
government, was expected to submit its report within three
months. However, due to logistical glitches, the commission
began its work from February and hence sought extension of
three more months. It is now expected to submit its report by
June 7.


First Published: Monday, April 18, 2011 - 20:23

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