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Adarsh housing scam: SC issues notice to CBI on Chavan’s plea

Ashok-ChavanThe Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to CBI on the plea of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan seeking recall of an order in the multi-crore Adarsh Housing Society.

The Bombay High Court had in March this year dismissed his appeal to recall an earlier order refusing to delete his name from the Adarsh housing scam case.

Chavan had filed a petition in December last year seeking to recall an order passed by Justice Tahaliyani refusing CBI the permission to drop his name from the Adarsh case.

The order refusing to recall his earlier ruling implies that Chavan will now face prosecution under the Prevention of Corruption Act for allegedly misusing his official position to grant favours to the Adarsh society.

Chavan had earlier pleaded that certain observations in the order were on the points which had not been argued and he had not got the opportunity to address these.

The CBI had first approached the trial court seeking to drop Chavan’s name as an accused on the ground that the Governor had refused to sanction his prosecution. As the CBI court rejected it, the agency moved the HC.


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