The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has recorded the statement of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan as part of its probe into the alleged irregularities related to Mumbai’s Adarsh cooperative housing society.
Chavan was questioned in Mumbai last month by CBI’s Mumbai team over his alleged role in the irregularities.
The CBI suspects that during his stint as the state’s revenue minister, Chavan had played a role in approving the resolution recommending inclusion of civilians for allotment of flats in the society.
The society was originally meant to accommodate the 1999 Kargil war martyrs’ families.
The agency also suspects that Chavan allegedly abused his official position to facilitate the allotment of flats in the society for his relatives.
During the questioning, the former CM, however, rejected all allegations levelled against him.
A CBI spokesperson, when contacted by HT, did not confirm whether or not Chavan was questioned.
The CBI’s First Information Report (FIR) in the case was lodged last January and had mentioned Chavan’s name, along with those of around a dozen other individuals.
The FIR was registered under provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code for charges related to forgery, cheating and criminal conspiracy.
The CBI had earlier recorded the witness statements of union power minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and union science and technology minister Vilasrao Deshmukh as part of its probe in the case.