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Adarsh scam: CBI likely to question Ashok Chavan

November 17, 2010 13:38 IST

The Central Bureau of Investigation is likely to question former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in connection with his alleged role in the housing society scam in Mumbai.

The CBI, which had on November 15 registered a preliminary enquiry in the scam, is likely to question Chavan, other state government officials and  103 members of the Adarsh Housing Society 'in due course of time', said a senior CBI official.

The official said Chavan may be quizzed 'in connection with a letter he had cleared and signed recommending the inclusion of civilians in the society' which was originally meant for widows of Kargil war heroes and war veterans. Chavan's three relatives, including his late mother-in-law and sister-in-law, own flats in the 31-storey building in Colaba in south Mumbai.

After his name cropped up in connection with the housing society scam, Chavan had to resign as chief minister of Maharashtra. The housing society, built on prime defence land, was constructed in alleged violation of various rules and regulations.

The building was originally meant to be a six-storey structure but was later extended to 31 floors.

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