Adarsh Society

  • Bombay HC judge recuses herself from hearing CBI plea on Ashok Chavan June 10, 2014

    Mumbai: A Bombay High Court judge on Tuesday recused herself from hearing a revision petition filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against an order of a lower court which had declined to end criminal prosecution of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Housing Society scam...
  • 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 scam-tainted 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...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar December 26, 2013

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  • News 360: Court rejects Zakia's petition against clean chit to Modi December 26, 2013

    In a major relief to Narendra Modi, a metropolitan court on Thursday rejected the protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of a former Congress MP, against the clean chit given to him and others by the Special Investigation Team in the 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • 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...
  • HC asks Maha govt if it will table Adarsh report in winter session November 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Thursday directed the Maharashtra government to inform if it plans to table the report of the judicial commission, which probed the Adarsh housing society scam, during the winter session of the state Assembly beginning next month. A division bench of Justices VM Kanade and MS...
  • Adarsh scam: PIL over Shinde, Deshmukh's role August 1, 2012

    Mumbai: With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) not naming Union ministers Sushil Kumar Shinde and Vilasrao Deshmukh in its chargesheet in the Adarsh scam, a social activist on Wednesday moved the Bombay High Court seeking direction to the agency to file a report on its investigations against them. "The investigating...
  • VK Singh plotted to defame us: Adarsh society July 31, 2012

    Mumbai: A week after claiming that high ranking officials from the Ministry of Defence were targeting the Adarsh society as they were not granted membership, the society has now trained its gun on former Army Chief V K Singh, accusing him of being behind the "plot" to "settle scores with...
  • Ashok Chavan's relatives to appear before Adarsh panel July 25, 2012

    Mumbai: The two-member inquiry commission probing the Adarsh Society scam will record the statements of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's relatives Seema Sharma and Madanlal Sharma on Wednesday. Chavan's sister-in-law Seema and father-in-law's brother Madanlal are members of the plush 31-storey Adarsh building in south Mumbai. Earlier on June 30, Chavan...
  • Signed Adarsh files in good faith: Ashok Chavan July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Deposing before the Adarsh Commission, Former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan has blamed the Principal Secretary (Revenue) for the controversy surrounding the housing project, saying he signed the letter of intent on good faith. "I was guided by Principal Secretary (Revenue) DK Shankaran regarding the conditional 'Letter of Intent'....
  • 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...
  • CBI quizzes Lt Gen Tejinder Singh in Adarsh case May 17, 2012

    Mumbai: The CBI has questioned Lt Gen (retd) Tejinder Singh, named by Army Chief Gen VK Singh as the person who had allegedly offered him a bribe of Rs 14 crore, in connection with the Adarsh Society scam in Mumbai. CBI sources said he was quizzed on Wednesday about how he...
  • 'Adarsh Society had no CRZ clearance' May 16, 2012

    Mumbai: Sitaram Kunte, the newly-appointed Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), on Wednesday informed the Adarsh judicial panel that the high-rise had not obtained Coastal Regulation Zone clearance. The Commissioner on Wednesday deposed before the two-member inquiry commission set up by Maharashtra government. He said Adarsh Society had received no CRZ clearance...
  • Adarsh scam: ED registers case against Chavan April 30, 2012

    Mumbai: In the latest development in connection with the Adarsh housing society scam, the Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Monday submitted its report to the court. The ED told the court that it was awaiting the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) report to ascertain if Money Laundering Act applies to charges the...
  • Adarsh scam: Court to hear bail plea of 5 accused April 19, 2012

    New Delhi: A special CBI court will on Thursday hear the bail pleas of five of the nine arrested in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. The five include TK Kaul, a former senior Army officer and four former senior bureaucrats, Pradeep Vyas, Jairaj Phatak, Ramanand Tiwari and PV Deshmukh. The fresh bail...
  • Adarsh scam: Bail plea of seven accused rejected April 5, 2012

    Mumbai: Observing that investigations had reached a crucial stage, a special court today rejected the bail plea of seven accused, including former Congress legislator KL Gidwani, in the multi-crore Adarsh housing society scam. Hearing their petition, judge MV Kulkarni maintained that investigations were at a crucial stage and hence he was...
  • Adarsh scam: IAS officers sent to police custody April 4, 2012

    Mumbai: Senior IAS officers Jairaj Phatak and Ramanand Tiwari, who were on Tuesday arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), were remanded to police custody till April 12 on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the court also rejected the bail accused of seven others accused on Wednesday. Phatak, a senior IAS officer and Tiwari,...
  • Adarsh scam: 7 accused sent to judicial custody April 4, 2012

    Mumbai: 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...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI gets custody of 3 accused March 21, 2012

    Mumbai: Three former government employees, including retired Defence Estates Officer, R C Thakur and Brigadier (retd) M M Wanchoo, arrested on Tuesday in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, were on Wednesday remanded to CBI custody till March 31. Thakur, Wanchoo and former Deputy Secretary in Maharashtra Urban Development Department P V...
  • Adarsh scam: Ex-CM's kin under I-T scanner October 12, 2011

    Mumbai: Income-Tax department has initiated inquiry against 57 members of the Adarsh Housing Society, including relatives of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan, regarding their source of funds through which flats were purchased in the scam-tainted building in south Mumbai. Stating that its investigations are complete, Income Tax informed the Bombay...
  • Adarsh: plea for de-freezing bank a/c dismissed July 27, 2011

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a petition filed by the controversial Adarsh Housing Society seeking de-freezing of its bank accounts. The CBI had in January frozen two bank accounts of the Society after registering a case against 14 accused including several members of the society. ...
  • Adarsh scam: ex-BMC chief Phatak in trouble March 16, 2011

    Mumbai: IAS officer Jairaj Phatak reacting exclusively to CNN-IBN after the CBI conducted searches at his premises in connection with the Adarsh housing scam. Searches were carried out at seven of his properties in Pune, Mumbai, New Delhi and Yevatmal. Phatak, who is now CMD of the Rural Electrification Corporation figures...
  • Ashok Chavan named as accused in Adarsh scam January 30, 2011

    Mumbai: In an embarrassment to Maharashtra's ruling Democratic Front government, former chief minister Ashok Chavan has been named as one of the 13 accused in the FIR filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society scam, top sources in the CBI said in Mumbai...
  • CBI raids Adarsh Society office and promoters January 30, 2011

    New Delhi: A day after filing its first FIR, Adarsh Housing Society promoters RC Thakur and Retired Brigadier MM Wangchu have been reported to be absconding. On Sunday, the Central Bureau of Investigation conducted raids in connection with the Adarsh Society scam. CBI conducted raids in seven cities across the...
  • Adarsh scam: CBI names Ashok Chavan in FIR January 30, 2011

    Mumbai: After months of conducting a preliminary inquiry into the controversial Adarsh society scam, the Central Bureau of Investigation has finally registered an FIR against 13 people. Former chief minister of Maharashtra Ashok Chavhan's name has also been mentioned in the FIR. Among those named in the FIR are promoters...
  • Mumbai demolition drive resumes post Adarsh January 23, 2011

    Mumbai: The civic authorities have resumed with their demolition drive in Mumbai post the Adarsh controversy. With courts and the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) taking the civic authorities to task over violations like Adarsh, the Brihanmumbai Mahanagar Palika (BMC) is now in a damage control mode. Dramatic scenes...
  • Mumbai: more 'Adarshs', CRZ laws ineffective January 22, 2011

    Mumbai: The Adarsh society scam has now become a symbol for all that is wrong with the implementation of Coastal Regulatory Zone laws in Mumbai, and while activists have welcomed all the action on Adarsh-related corruption, they hope it won't end there. Environmentalist Debi Goenka said, "It is an example that...
  • Adarsh Scam: Tainted ex-bureaucrat Lalla resigns January 3, 2011

    Mumbai: More heads are rolling in the Adarsh scam. Former IAS officer Subhash Lalla has finally resigned as a member of the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission following allegations of his direct involvement in the scam. Subhash Lalla's daughter and his mother have been direct beneficiaries of the Adarsh Society. But...
  • Adarsh scam: human rights panel chief quits January 3, 2011

    Mumbai: Former secretary to Maharashtra chief minister, Subhash Lalla, has resigned from his current post of state human rights commission chief following allegations of his involvement in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam. Lalla had earlier refused to quit when asked by Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan. Lalla was secretary to the...
  • Adarsh Scam: Action likely against tainted babus January 3, 2011

    Mumbai/New Delhi: The Maharshtra government is considering taking action against two former bureaucrats - Ramanand Tiwari and Subhash Lalla - for their alleged involvement in the Adarsh scam. Both of them remain defiant by not stepping down from the constitutional posts they currently hold. Sources close to Maharashtra chief minister say...