Adarsh: Probe commission raps Maha govt officials
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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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