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

Press Release
New Delhi , 21.03.2012

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested four more accused persons namely an ex-MLC, Maharashtra; Major General(Retd.), the then GOC, M&G Area; another Major General(Retd), the then GOC, M&G Area and the then Collector, Mumbai, presently working as Secretary(Expenditure), Deptt. Of Finance in Govt. of Maharashtra in an ongoing investigation relating to Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society case, Mumbai. One of the Major Generals(Retd.) was arrested from Hyderabad and is in transit to Mumbai.

 

            All the arrested accused will be produced tomorrow before the Special Judge, CBI Cases, Mumbai.

 

            CBI has yesterday arrested three accused i.e. 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 this case.

 

            They were produced today before the Special Judge, CBI, Mumbai and were remanded to Police Custody till 31.03.2012.

 

            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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