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Adarsh panel sends summons to society members

mumbai Updated: Feb 17, 2011 02:34 IST

The two-member judicial panel set up to probe irregularities in the Adarsh Housing Society scam has sent summons to the flat owners of the 31-storey controversial tower in Colaba asking them to submit their statements via affidavits in the case.

So far, summons having the signature of the commission secretary NN Kumbhare, have been posted to around 25 members but all 103 members will be asked to submit their statements before the panel headed by retired judge JA Patil.

“The commission will scrutinise the affidavits in the next eight days and then decide whom to call for examination during the hearing,” said a source from the commission office.

The summons were sent after the commission got only 11-odd affidavits in response to its advertisement seeking affidavits from anyone who is an interested party or wants to say anything on the Adarsh case.

Since probing eligibility of the members is one of the terms of reference of the probe, many flat owners will be asked to appear before the commission. The commission is likely to begin its public hearing from March 1 in a specially set up court at Old Customs House in Colaba.

The commission will shift to its Colaba office from next week.

A majority of the state officials under scanner in the case have already filed affidavits. This includes former civic chief Jairaj Phatak, former human rights commission member Subhash Lalla.