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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Eyecatchers-161: Adarsh scam: Post-PIL, Chavan returned Rs.69 lakhs paid for flats

I came across this shocking news with the above caption by Rebecca Samervel, TNN, in the Chennai edition of The Times of India dated July 23, 2012.  Further, I surfed the net and gathered some more info.  The gist of the news:

As you may be aware, the Adarsh housing scheme was meant for the welfare of serving and retired personnel of the Defence Services.  But breaking all rules, politicians and bureaucrats were allotted flats.  It has come to light that the former CM of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan, was allotted two flats, for which money was paid by Malav Shah, son of his close associate and builder Jayant Shah.  Chavan's mother-in-law, his sister-in-law and his father-in-law's brother were also allotted flats.

Chavan had stated that the CBI was a conspiracy by his rivals to malign him.

Chavan returned to Malav Shah Rs.69 lakhs(Rs.55 and 14 lakhs) after a PIL was filed.  These facts find a place in the CBI's 38-page synopsis  (chargesheet runs to 10,000 pages!).

To know more about the Adarsh Housing Scam from Wikipedia:

Grateful thanks to Ms  Rebecca Samervel, The Times of India and Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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