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Former Maharashtra CM Nilangekar seeks to intervene in Adarsh case

NilangekarFormer Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil-Nilangekar on Thursday moved the Bombay High Court seeking permission to intervene in the hearing of a petition in the special CBI court which accuses him of involvement in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.

Justice M L Tahilyani is likely to hear Nilangekar’s petition on Friday.

The CBI court had, on September 17, rejected his plea seeking to intervene in the hearing of petition filed by the activist Praveen Wategaonkar.

Wategaonkar alleges that Nilangekar, during his tenure as Revenue Minister, granted certain approvals to the Society illegally and he should be made an accused in the case.

The former Chief Minister has also prayed that proceedings in the CBI court be stayed till his petition before the High Court is decided.

CBI’s charge sheet of July 2012 names former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and 12 others but the court is yet to take cognisance of it.

Adarsh Society, a high-rise building in south Mumbai, allegedly obtained several illegal concessions in return for allotment of flats to politicians and bureaucrats.

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