Adarsh Housing Society report not tabled; Opposition cries foul

Mumbai, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 August 2013, 08:05 PM

The Commission of Inquiry report on Adarsh housing society scam was not tabled in Maharashtra legislature despite vociferous demand by the Opposition, which alleged that the state government was shielding those accused in the scam. 

Chief minister Prithviraj Chavan said in the state legislative council on Friday that the government still needs time to prepare an 'action taken' report (ATR) and hence, the report would not be tabled. Friday was the last day of the three-week long monsoon session of the state legislature. 

Earlier on Friday, deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, speaking in the state Assembly, put the onus on the state chief minister, saying, "I was told by Chavan that the Adarsh report will be tabled by session-end." 

The two-member commission of high court Justice (retd) J A Patil and former chief secretary P Subrahmanium was set up in January 2011 to probe the Adarsh scam with reference to specific issues, such as land ownership, reservation of the plot, town planning and coastal violations and the role of public servants. 

On the eve of the session, Chavan had hinted at the possibility of tabling the Adarsh panel report during the monsoon session. 

The opposition's clamour for tabling the report came amid media reports that the judicial commission has spared three former chief ministers and found that rules were bent for allotting land and granting various concessions to Adarsh housing society in Colaba.

First Published: Friday, August 02, 2013 06:47 AM
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