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Chavan, amongst 13 named in Adarsh Scam: Antony

Former Maharashtra CM Ashok Chavan is one of the 13 people named by Central Bureau of Investigation in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam, Defence Minister AK Antony told Parliament on Monday.



New Delhi: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister
Ashok Chavan is one of the 13 people named by Central Bureau
of Investigation (CBI) in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam,
Defence Minister AK Antony told Parliament on Monday.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha, he gave the details
of the persons against whom regular cases have been registered
following a preliminary inquiry by CBI.

"CBI had registered a preliminary inquiry on November 15,
2010, which has been completed and a regular case was
registered on January 29 this year against 13 persons under
various sections of Indian Penal Code and Prevention of
Corruption Act, 1988," he said.

"The names of the accused persons are Ashok Rao Chavan,
the then Revenue Minister and the then Chief Minister of
Maharashtra. RC Thakur, the then sub divisional officer,
Defence Estate Office in Mumbai, Brigadier (retd) Madan Mohan
Wanchu and Kanhaiyalal Gidwani ex-MLC", he added.

The names of other people against whom the cases have
been registered are Major Gen (retd) A R Kumar, former
General Officer Commanding (GOC) in-charge Maharashtra,
Gujarat and Goa Area (MG&G), and Brig (retd) Romesh Chandra
Sharma who was deputy GOC.

CBI has also booked former GOC of Mumbai Maj Gen Tej
Krishan Kaul, Brig (retd) Tara Kant Sinha, the then colonel of
MG&G Area, Brig PK Rampal former commandant of Mumbai Sub
area, deputy secretary in the Urban Development department,
Maharashtra, PV Deshmukh.

The list also includes Ramanand Tiwari, former Principal
Secretary in Urban Development department, Subhash Lala, the
then Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister and Pradeep
Vyas, the then Collector of Mumbai.

"Investigation in in process. The details of violation of
rules and regulations can be ascertained only after completion
of investigation," said Antony.

He said some note sheets of files relating to Adarsh
Housing Society have been found missing and an "FIR has been
filed with the Mumbai police against unnamed persons."

PTI

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