Adarsh scam gets murkier, key papers go missing

Key papers pertaining to the scam-ridden Adarsh Housing Society are missing and the Mumbai police have registered a case of theft.

Updated: Nov 27, 2010, 13:51 PM IST

Mumbai: Key papers pertaining to the
scam-ridden Adarsh Housing Society are missing from the Urban
Development Department here, police said on Saturday.

Police have registered a case of theft after a Secretary
of the department, Gurudas Bajpe, gave a written complaint to
the Marine Drive police Friday night about the missing
documents.

"We have registered a case against unknown persons.
According to the UD department officials, several papers from
the 10 files on Adarsh society were missing," DCP Cherring
Dorje said.

The disappearance of the papers was brought to the notice
of CBI, which is investigating the multi-crore scam.

"The department had submitted to us 10 files pertaining
to Adarsh Society. During perusal we realised that four noting
papers were missing from the files. We brought this to the
attention of the department," a senior CBI official said.

The papers include the remarks of the state government
officials and Chief Minister, the official said.

"Investigations are on. We are questioning authorities of
the Urban Development department," Dorje said.

The Adarsh Society, originally meant to be a six-storey
structure to house Kargil war heroes and war widows, was
converted into a 31-storey building, violating a number of
laws. The flats were allotted to bureaucrats, politicians`
relatives and defence officers.

PTI