Fresh trouble for Ashok Chavan in Adarsh scam

In fresh trouble for Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh scam, it has come to light that the Congressman had helped the father of former Mumbai joint commissioner (traffic) Sanjay Barve get a flat in the controversial housing society.

Last Updated: Apr 30, 2011, 12:45 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: In fresh trouble for former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh scam, it has come to light that the Congressman had helped the father of former Mumbai joint commissioner (traffic) Sanjay Barve get a flat in the controversial housing society.

Investigations by the CBI reveal Chavan, who had to step down as chief minister after being linked with the Adarsh scam, had borrowed Rs 65.05 lakhs from Barve to pay for the flat allotted to his mother-in-law Bhagwati Sharma.

In return for the favour, Chavan helped Barve’s father secure the flat in the Adarsh Housing Society.

Chavan was then Revenue Minister in the Maharashtra Cabinet when the entire sequence of events took place.

The CBI believes the Rs 65.05 lakh, which was paid by way of a cheque to Chavan`s mother-in-law, was nothing but a tool to launder money.

Prior to the latest revelations, Chavan`s involvement in Adarsh scam mainly related to getting flats for three of his relatives in return for giving the society various concessions.