Adarsh Housing Society

  • EC not to defend its notice against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Chavan 6 days ago

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday told the Delhi High Court that being a quasi-judicial body, it will not defend its order holding ex-Maharashtra 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 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...
  • Defamation case: Manish Tewari asked to pay Rs 10,000 to Nitin Gadkari April 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari has been summoned by a Mumbai Magistrate court in connection with a defamation suit filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The court has directed Tewari to pay a bond of Rs 10,000. The suit was filed by Gadkari in December 2010 after Tewari accused him of...
  • 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...
  • Sharad Pawar defends Ashok Chavan, says Adarsh not a scam March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar might land himself into more trouble with his remark on the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the 73-year-old sought to give a clean chit to Ashok Chavan, Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister, saying that "allotting a flat to a close relative"...
  • Maharashtra: CBI gives clean chit to ex-CM Shivrajirao in Adarsh scam February 20, 2014

    Mumbai: In a relief to former Maharashtra chief minister and revenue minister Shivajirao Nilangekar, the Central Bureau of Investigation has given him a clean chit in the Adarsh society housing scam. The CBI was filing its reply to the application in the Bombay High Court seeking to make Nilangekar an...
  • Congress should identify who put it in spot over Adarsh: NCP December 27, 2013

    Mumbai: In a veiled swipe at Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, NCP on Friday said Maharashtra Congress should identify those who were responsible for putting it in a spot over the Adarsh Society probe commission's report. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said in Delhi that he did not agree with state government's decision...
  • Is Congress protecting the guilty in the adarsh scam? January 6, 2014

    Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the two-member 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...
  • We knew Adarsh report will be rejected, says Justice Patil December 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Retired High Court judge JA Patil, who headed the two-member 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...
  • BJP targets Maharashtra CM over Adarsh Commission report December 20, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has been indicted along with other leaders in the Adarsh Commission report which was tabled in the Maharasthra Assembly on Friday. Other prominent politicians include Sushilkumar Shinde and Vilasrao Deshmukh who the reports claims facilitated the illegal allotment of flats. The much-awaited report by...
  • 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...
  • CBI gives clean chit to Shinde in Adarsh Housing scam September 19, 2013

    Mumbai: Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde has got a clean chit by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai. The CBI on Thursday told the Bombay High Court that petitioner Pravin Wategaonkar's plea to make Shinde one of the accused in the...
  • 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...
  • Adarsh probe report to be tabled during ongoing session July 25, 2013

    Mumbai: The investigation report on the Adarsh Housing Society scam would be tabled in the ongoing session of the Maharashtra Legislature, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said on Wednesday. "The report would be tabled during this session," Ajit said in the Assembly replying to BJP MLA Devendra Fadnavis who alleged...
  • 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: Bombay HC to hear Ashok Chavan' s plea today April 12, 2013

    Mumbai: The Bombay High Court will on Friday hear former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's plea in connection with the Adarsh Housing Society case. Chavan had sought quashing of the FIR lodged against him in the case arguing that he was falsely implicated by political rivals. At the last hearing...
  • 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: CBI files chargesheet in counsel bribe case January 6, 2013

    Mumbai: The CBI has filed a chargesheet in a case where a bribe was allegedly paid to its counsel Mandar Goswami to dilute the Adarsh Housing Society case. Former member of Maharashtra Legislative Council and key accused in Adarsh scam Kanhaiyalal Gidwani, his son Kailash, tax consultant JK Jagiasi and...
  • Defence Ministry lays claims to Adarsh society land December 14, 2012

    Mumbai: The Union Defence Ministry on Friday filed a title suit over the controversial Adarsh Housing Society in Bombay High Court. The title suit claims that the land on which the society is built belongs to the Defence Ministry. The suit came months after the Defence Ministry sent a notice...
  • Adarsh accused Kanhaiyalal Gidwani dies of heart attack November 27, 2012

    Mumbai: One of the main accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam, Kanhaiyalal Gidwani, died of a heart attack at Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital on Tuesday. Gidwani was a former Congress MLC and promoter of Adarsh. He was admitted to breach candy on Friday after suffering a second heart attack...
  • Will expose owners of Adarsh benami flats: Digvijaya October 28, 2012

    Indore: Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh on Saturday said he would soon expose "real owners" who are allegedly holding benami flats in controversial Adarsh building. Adarsh, the 31-storey highrise in south Mumbai, became the centre of controversy following allegations that ineligible persons, including politicians and bureaucrats among others, had got...
  • HC bench recuses itself from hearing Adarsh PILs August 28, 2012

    Mumbai: A division bench of the Bombay High Court on Tuesday recused itself from hearing a bunch of PILs in Adarsh scam case and also the application of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan who has sought quashing of the corruption case against him. "Not before us," a division bench of...
  • 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: Probe panel summons Congress MLC August 23, 2012

    Mumbai: The judicial commission probing the Adarsh housing scam has summoned the son of accused former Congress MLC Kanhaiyalal Gidwani for not co-operating with the panel and not providing satisfactory answers to the questions presented by the probe officials. Accused Kanhaiyalal Gidwani and his family owns flats in the controversial...
  • Demolish Adarsh as it lacks green nod: MoEF official August 6, 2012

    Mumbai: A former Union Ministry official told a judicial panel here on Monday that the Adarsh housing society has to be demolished as it does not have environmental clearance. Former Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) director Bharat Bhushan told the two-member inquiry commission set up by the state government to...
  • 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: Now, a BJP MP under the scanner August 1, 2012

    Mumbai: Adarsh Housing Society - Mumbai's tower of deceit that claimed one Congress Chief Minister's chair and brought two former CMs under the scanner now threatens to entangle the BJP. In an embarrassment to BJP President Nitin Gadkari, his close aide and Rajya Sabha MP Ajay Sancheti, it now appears, could...
  • 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...