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Adarsh scam: CBI questions IPS officer Sanjay Barve

mumbai Updated: May 25, 2011 00:26 IST
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The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Sanjay Barve and his wife Sharmila at the agency's Colaba office for nine hours.

The questioning was in connection with the flat allotted to Barve's father SV Barve in Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society at Colaba.

Barve is presently director at the Maharashtra Police Academy in Nashik. Barve arrived with his wife at the CBI office at 10.30am and left at around 7.30pm.

Sources said that Barve was questioned on how and in what capacity his father was allotted a flat in Adarsh.

Barve, as joint commissioner of police (traffic), had allegedly given a no objection certificate (NOC) for reducing the width of Captain Prakash Pethe Marg to increase the area for Adarsh. It is alleged that in lieu of this his father was allotted the flat in Adarsh. The flat has two-bedroom hall kitchen and had a cost of around R70 lakh.

Sources said that Barve's wife was questioned as the couple has a joint bank account from which the money to buy flat in Adarsh was given to his father. The money was given as loan.

The CBI has already questioned Barve's father last week.

Sources said that Sanjay Barve was also questioned on the source of money that was paid for his father’s flat. He was also asked whether the flat was allotted after he gave NOC for reducing width of Captain Prakash Pethe Marg.

Incidentally, the document pertaining to reduction of the width of Captain Prakash Pethe Marg is also missing from the office of Urban Development Department.