Sushil Kumar Shinde deposes before Adarsh panel
MDT/PTI 25 June 2012

Former Chief Ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Ashok Chavan are scheduled to appear as witness on 27th June and 30th June, respectively, before the Commission

 

Mumbai: Union Power Minister and Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde on Monday deposed before the Adarsh Commission in connection with the Adarsh housing society scam, reports PTI.

Shinde was the chief minister of Maharashtra from 2001 to 2003 when he cleared many files including allotment of land to Adarsh.

The two-member Adarsh Commission probing the Adarsh society scam had issued notice to Shinde on 23rd June to appear before it today as a witness in the case.

Former Chief Ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Ashok Chavan are scheduled to appear as witness on 27th June and 30th June, respectively, before the Commission.

Earlier, Aditya Patil, who told the Commission that he was nephew of cabinet minister Jayant Patil deposed before the commission on Saturday.

He told the commission that former MLC and an accused Kanhaiyalal Gidwani had helped him get a flat in the society.

The scam pertains to alleged irregularities in construction and allotment of apartments in the 32-storeyed high rise, originally meant for families of Kargil war heroes, in the upmarket Colaba area in south Mumbai.

The Bombay High Court is monitoring the probe being conducted by CBI, Enforcement Directorate and Income Tax.

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