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Gave kin loan for flat: senior cop’s wife

Sharmila Barve, wife of IPS officer Sanjay Barve who has been accused of helping the society get more land, told the Adarsh probe commission on Friday that she had lent her father-in-law Rs50 lakh to purchase a flat in the controversial 31-storey tower in Colaba.

mumbai Updated: Aug 18, 2012 01:49 IST
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Sharmila Barve, wife of IPS officer Sanjay Barve who has been accused of helping the society get more land, told the Adarsh probe commission on Friday that she had lent her father-in-law Rs50 lakh to purchase a flat in the controversial 31-storey tower in Colaba.

Deposing before the two-member commission instituted to inquire into alleged irregularities, Sharmila said she had lent the amount to SV Barve, her father-in-law who had retired from service and is currently writing books on history. “He told me that the flat would cost around Rs60 lakh and sought financial help of Rs50 lakh from me,” said Sharmila, and added, “My father-in-law told me that in case I gave him Rs50 lakh, he would let out the flat in Adarsh and make the repayment of the loan out of the rental income he might receive and from the security deposit he may receive for the flat,” she added.

Sanjay Barve, who is the inspector general of police, has already been questioned by the Central Bureau of Investigation in this case. It is alleged that as the joint commissioner of police (traffic) he had allowed narrowing of a road to benefit the society.

Sharmila, who works as the assistant professor in Thadomal Shahani Engineering College, further said “My father-in-law has not received possession of the flat, and has so far repaid Rs46 lakh to me.” She said that he did so by selling off his plot of land worth Rs6 lakh in Navi Mumbai as well as his jewellery.

She denied that her father-in-law had nominated her or her husband for the flat. She also revealed that both she and her husband had their own houses at Powai and Andheri respectively. The Adarsh scam rocked the state government when it was allegedly found that a nexus of politicians, bureaucrats and army officials had colluded to grab apartment in the plush building.