The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has issued summons to nine accused in the Adarsh cooperative housing society scam, who were arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and are presently out on bail. The ED has asked the accused to remain present before its officials in the coming week. They have been summoned on different dates.
Those summoned are former civic commissioner Jairaj Phatak; former principal secretary, urban development department (UDD), Ramanand Tiwari; suspended IAS officer Pradeep Vyas; former deputy secretary in UDD PV Deshmukh; brigadier (retd) MM Wanchoo; retired defence estates officer RC Thakur; major general (retd) AR Kumar; major general (retd) TK Kaul and former member of legislative council Kanhaiyalal Gidwani.
Meanwhile, Adarsh members have approached the defence ministry and the CBI seeking quashing of the FIR in the wake of a judicial probe of the Maharashtra government which had stated that the land belonged to the state and not defence.
(With inputs from PTI)