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Adarsh: Ex-civic chief’s homes, office searched

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Tuesday, carried out searches at the premises of senior IAS officer and former city civic chief Jairaj Phatak in three different cities in connection with the Adarsh Cooperative housing society scam. Phatak’s son Kanishk is among the 103 members who own an apartment in Adarsh society.

mumbai Updated: Mar 16, 2011 00:42 IST
HT Correspondent

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), on Tuesday, carried out searches at the premises of senior IAS officer and former city civic chief Jairaj Phatak in three different cities in connection with the Adarsh Cooperative housing society scam. Phatak’s son Kanishk is among the 103 members who own an apartment in Adarsh society.

The CBI teams searched the official residence and office of Phatak in New Delhi and the residence of his son, Kanishk, who lives at Marine Drive in Mumbai, and the apartment at Adarsh, said sources.

Phatak, a 1978 batch IAS officer, is presently the chairman and managing director of Rural Electrification Corporation, New Delhi. “We may question him (Jairaj Phatak) in the coming days,” said a CBI officer on condition of anonymity.

“The searches led to seizure of incriminating documents and material pertaining to the scam,” a CBI press release said.

CBI sources said they had also identified seven properties that belong to Phatak and his family members.

“He has a flat at Sai Prasad building in Bandra (East), one at Mira Apartment in Versova, a bungalow at plot number 4, sector 10 at Nigdee in Pune and an ancestral property at Yavatmal,” said a senior CBI official on condition of anonymity.