CBI ARRESTS THREE PERSONS IN AN ONGOING INVESTIGATION RELATING TO THE ADARSH HOUSING SOCIETY CASE, MUMBAI

Press Release
New Delhi , 20.03.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested three accused persons namely the then President of Adarsh Housing Society; the then Defence Estate Officer & Secretary of Adarsh Housing Society and the then Dy. Secretary, Urban Development Department of Maharashtra Govt. (UDD), Mumbai in an ongoing investigation relating to Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society case, Mumbai. CBI had earlier arrested one more accused of this case who an Ex-MLC of Maharashtra in a separate bribery case earlier this month.

 

            A case was registered by CBI on 29.01.2011 against 13 accused persons including certain public servants and unknown persons U/s 120(B), r/w 420, 468, 471 of IPC and U/s 13(2) r/w 13(1)(d) of the PC Act, 1988 in the matter of Adarsh Society after completion of Preliminary Enquiry. It was alleged that the accused persons in conspiracy with certain Defence Service Officers; Officials of Govt. of Maharashtra and others got allotted a plot of land at Colaba in favour of Adarsh Co-operative Group Housing Society which was in the possession of Army since long and constructed a 31 storeyed building in total violation of prescribed norms.

 

            Further investigation is in progress.

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