Adarsh Housing Society Scam

  • EC not to defend its notice against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Chavan July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday told the Delhi High Court that being a quasijudicial body, it will not defend its order holding exMaharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan guilty of failing to give his correct expenses in the 2009 assembly polls. Chavan, an MP from Nanded parliamentary seat, has been...
  • Bombay HC rejects Adarsh Society's plea opposing title suit by MoD May 2, 2014

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday rejected an application made by scamtainted Adarsh Housing Society opposing the title suit filed by Ministry of Defence claiming ownership on the land in South Mumbai. The Ministry in December 2012 had filed a title suit in the High Court stating that the...
  • Ashok Chavan not held guilty, free to contest LS polls: Digvijaya March 30, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress party has defended its decision to give a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who is an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam. Speakign to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said he's not been held...
  • Is Congress protecting the guilty in the adarsh scam? January 6, 2014

    Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the twomember commission probing the alleged Adarsh Housing Society scam, said that he was aware that the report will not be accepted by the Maharashtra government as it had indicted several former chief ministers of the state. Seven people including former chief...
  • Adarsh report to be tabled in Maharashtra Assembly December 10, 2013

    Mumbai: After months of delay, the Maharashtra government has decided to finally table the Adarsh Housing Society inquiry commission report in the Assembly during the ongoing winter session. The state government informed the Bombay High Court on Tuesday in connection with a petition filed by BJP MLAs. Two Maharashtra BJP leaders...
  • Maharashtra Deputy CM blames CM for delay in tabling Adarsh report August 2, 2013

    Mumbai: The Congress-NCP tussle in Maharashtra is out in the open yet again as Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar has blamed Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan for the delay in tabling the Adarsh probe report in the scam. Ajit Pawar said that he was told by the CM that the Adarsh...
  • Army housing project: Antony orders probe into 'irregularities' June 9, 2013

    New Delhi: Defence Minister AK Antony has ordered a probe into allegations of irregularities in an Army housing project in Kochi. Antony has asked senior officials in the Ministry to probe the allegations of irregularities in the Army Welfare Housing Project in Kochi, defence sources said here. The allegations had surfaced...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI opposes Chavan's plea against FIR April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: The CBI on Monday opposed the petition filed by former Chief Minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chavan seeking to quash the case registered against him in the Adarsh Society scam. Chavan has sought quashing of FIR lodged against him by CBI, arguing that he was falsely implicated by political rivals. Petition...
  • Adarsh Housing Society Chairman Brig MM Wanchoo resigns March 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Brigadier (retired) MM Wanchoo, Chairman of Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society and key accused in the multi-crore Housing scam, has resigned from the post due to old age and poor health. In a resignation letter addressed to the Secretary, Brig Wanchoo wrote, "I hereby tender my resignation from the post...
  • Adarsh scam: Bombay HC refuses to hear Chavan's plea August 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday refused to hear the plea by former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan seeking to quash the case against him in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Chavan had moved the Bombay High Court on Monday to quash the case against him. Justice Bobabde, however, refused...
  • Adarsh scam: Former BMC Commissioner to depose August 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Former Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) Commissioner Jairaj Phatak is expected to appear before the judicial commission probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam on Monday. Phatak is among the 14 people named by the CBI in its chargesheet in the scam. Phatak was the Urban Development Secretary when Adarsh flats were allotted. He's...
  • Adarsh scam: Hearing in CBI court today August 6, 2012

    New Delhi: A CBI court in Mumbai is expected to take cognizance of the chargesheet in the Adarsh Housing Society scam on Monday. Nearly 12 people, including former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, are named in the chargesheet. In the last hearing, the court had enquired with the prosecution on the status...
  • Adarsh scam: Antony backs CBI investigation July 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Defence Minister AK Antony on Saturday asserted that the land in the city on which the controversial Adarsh Society stands belongs to the Defence Ministry. He said that contrary to the Maharashtra government's contention that the land belonged to the state, it was actually in the possession of the Defence...
  • Ex-Army Chiefs to depose before Adarsh panel July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: After three former CMs, two former Army Chiefs General Deepak Kapoor and General NC Vij will appear before the judicial commission probing the Adarsh Housing society scam on Wednesday. Both could be questioned on why no alarm was raised regarding the security threat to military establishments from Adarsh. They had...
  • Court questions CBI's jurisdiction in Adarsh case July 10, 2012

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is facing a possible legal hurdle in the Adarsh Housing Society case. The CBI court on Tuesday questioned the investigative agency's counsel about the jurisdiction in Adarsh case after the Maharashtra government challenged the jurisdiction of the CBI to investigate Adarsh case. The CBI...
  • Adarsh case: CBI charges Chavan, ex-Army officers July 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan is among the 14 people chargesheeted by the CBI on Wednesday in the multi-crore Adarsh Housing scam, which also includes several retired Army officers and top Maharashtra bureaucrats. Former Maharashtra Chief Ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushil Kumar Shinde have not been named in...
  • Adarsh: Maha govt challenges CBI's jurisdiction July 4, 2012

    Mumbai: In a new development in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, the Maharashtra government has questioned the Central Bureau of Investigation's (CBI) jurisdiction in investigating the case. As the CBI gets ready to file its chargesheet in the case, the government has filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI unlikely to file chargesheet today July 3, 2012

    It's been over 17 months since the central probe agency registered the FIR naming 14 people. ...
  • Adarsh scam: Ashok Chavan blames Vilasrao June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday blamed his predecessor Vilasrao Deshmukh for the Adarsh Housing Society scam, saying the allotment of land in Mumbai city is governed by the Government Resolution of 1999 and Directions from the Chief Minister's Office, both of which clearly state that...
  • Adarsh scam: Chavan deposes before probe team June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan on Saturday deposed before the judicial commission probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam. He is the third former Maharashtra chief minister to do so. Chavan was accompanied by hordes of supporters on his way to the probe venue. A heavy police presence was...
  • Adarsh probe: Vilasrao blames Chavan, Jayant Patil June 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh reappeared before the Adarsh probe commission on Wednesday. Vilasrao said that although the letter of intent was signed by him as Chief Minister, it was done only because the departments concerned, revenue and finance, had cleared it. The Revenue minister...
  • Vilasrao Deshmukh reappears before Adarsh panel June 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh reappeared before the Adarsh probe commission on Wednesday. On Tuesday, he had blamed bureaucrats for two key decisions during his chief ministership, that of the allotment of land and granting additional floor space. Deshmukh appeared before the commission after Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar...
  • News 360: Sarabjit Singh to be freed soon June 26, 2012

    Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari on Tuesday commuted the death sentence awarded to Indian prisoner Sarabjit Singh. He is likely to be freed next week after clearance from the Interior Ministry. ...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI submits affidavit in Bombay HC June 5, 2012

    Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday submitted an affidavit on the Adarsh Housing Society scam to the Bombay High Court, saying it is thoroughly probing allegations made in a PIL against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Vilasrao Deshmukh, Cabinet Minister for Power Sushil Kumar Shinde and others. The investigative...
  • Adarsh scam: Two more accused apply for bail June 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Days after the special CBI court granted bail to seven accused in the Adarsh Society scam, two more accused have filed their bail applications. Former city civic chief Jairaj Phatak and former state chief information commissioner Ramanand Tiwari approached the sessions court on Monday, saying the CBI has not...
  • Adarsh: Ashok Chavan asked to appear before panel May 18, 2012

    Mumbai: Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who had to step down from the position in November 2010 following Adarsh controversy, has been asked to appear before the commission next Wednesday. The two-member commission, headed by a former Bombay High Court judge, had been formed by the state government to look...
  • 'Cong covering up Adarsh to avoid Chavan's arrest' April 26, 2012

    Mumbai: The BJP on Wednesday accused the ruling Congress in the state of carrying on a cover-up operation to avoid the arrest of former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in Adarsh Housing Society scam. Addressing a press conference, BJP secretary Kirit Somaiya said the state government purposely...
  • Adarsh scam: Prithviraj Chavan meets Sonia Gandhi April 21, 2012

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Saturday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi apparently to explain the slow decision-making process marring investigations into the Adarsh Housing Society scam. The Maharashtra government has been facing severe criticism over its apparently "lethargic attitude" and slow decision-making process impairing the investigations. The judicial commission...
  • Defence Ministry to contest Adarsh report in SC April 17, 2012

    Mumbai: The judicial commission probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam tabled its report in the Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday and, in a breather to the politicians facing the heat over the alleged scam, said there was no evidence to support the claim that the apartment was built on defence land...
  • Govt to get Adarsh commission's interim report today April 13, 2012

    Mumbai: The judicial commission probing the Adarsh Housing Society scam will submit an interim report to the Maharashtra government on Friday. The report, which will be in a sealed cover, is expected to throw light on the issues of ownership and reservation of the plot of land in south Mumbai,...