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Search at Wanchoo’s home lasts 7 hours

india Updated: Jan 31, 2011 01:47 IST
HT Correspondent

A team from the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) from Mumbai, searched the home of retired major general MM Wanchoo at Salunkhe Vihar, on Sunday. Wanchoo is one of the 13 people named in the CBI’s first information report in the Adarsh society scam filed on Saturday.

The CBI team also searched the flat of Wanchoo’s son-in-law, Sanjay Mehta. The search went on for at least seven hours after which the CBI team left with some files. They refused to speak to the media.

The superintendent of police of the Pune CBI, Vidya Kulkarni, confirmed the search and told the Hindustan Times in the evening that the Pune CBI had only provided manpower to the Mumbai team but was not aware of the details of the operation. The Mumbai CBI landed at Wanchoo’s ground floor home, flat number E-61, at Salunkhe Vihar at around 7am on Sunday. Wanchoo and his wife live in this colony at Wanoworie, mainly occupied by retired defence personnel. His wife, whose name is not known, was at home during the search. The CBI officials did not allow anybody to enter Wanchoo’s house. Relatives, who waited outside the house, refused to speak to journalists.

At around noon, the CBI team went to Mehta’s seventh-floor flat at nearby Clover Heights. The flat was locked and sources said the family is in America.