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Adarsh scam: more high-profile arrests to follow?

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Apr 04, 2012 at 11:35am IST

Mumbai: The heat is on three former Maharashtra Chief Ministers Ashok Chavan, Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushil Kumar Shinde in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. It remains to be seen whether there will be more high-profile arrests.

The CBI arrested senior IAS officer Jairaj Pathak and former State Information commissioner Ramanand Tiwari on Tuesday. They are likely to be questioned on Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, a special CBI court is likely decide on the bail plea of seven others. The seven accused in the multi-crore Adarsh scam were on Tuesday remanded in judicial custody till April 17 by the Special CBI court.

Special CBI prosecutor Ejaz Khan, seeking judicial custody for the accused, told the court that the investigation was in progress based on disclosure made by the accused while in police custody.

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The court then remanded the accused MLC KL Gidwani, Maharashtra government bureaucrat Pradeep Vyas, Major General (Retd) TK Kaul; Major General (Retd) AR Kumar; Brigadier (Retd) MM Wanchoo; a retired defence estates officer RC Thakur and former Deputy Secretary in the Urban Department PV Deshmukh, in judicial custody till April 17.

Earlier in January 2011, the CBI had registered an FIR against 14 people.

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