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Govt officials questioned over missing Adarsh papers

December 06, 2010 21:56 IST

At least six officials of Maharashtra government have been questioned in connection with the theft of key documents pertaining to the scam-ridden Adarsh housing society, but no breakthrough has been achieved yet, a senior official said on Monday.

"We have questioned at least six officials attached with various departments of the government so far and the investigation is moving in the right direction," Joint Police Commissioner (Crime) Himanshu Roy said.

"Apart from the officials, those who have access to the file have also been questioned. There is no breakthrough as such at this point of time. But we hope to crack the case soon," he added.

A day after Gurudas Bajpe, secretary of the Urban Development department, gave a written complaint about the missing documents from a file pertaining to the society, the city's Marine Drive police have registered a case of theft on November 27.

Due to the seriousness of the issue, the case has been transferred to the crime branch that usually probes underworld- related or sensitive in nature cases.

The disappearance of the papers has been brought to the notice of UD department by the Central Bureau of Investigation, which is probing into the Adarsh scam, where flats built in Colaba area in the name of Kargil war heroes were allotted to bureaucrats, politicians' relatives and defence officers. The missing papers include remarks of state government officials and the chief minister.

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