The registry department of the sessions court on Thursday continued the scrutiny of documents in the 10,000-page charge sheet filed by the CBI to verify if they are in order.
The process is likely to be completed by Friday, after which the court would issue summons to those chargesheeted. The CBI charge sheet in the Adarsh scam names 13 accused, including former chief minister Ashok Chavan. Sources revealed that the charge sheet includes 150 original documents, and statements of 160 witnesses were recorded during the investigation.
According to court sources, the registration department is scrutinising all the documents submitted by the agency before it is sent to the court. As per the procedure, it is only after scrutiny that the charge sheet is submitted to the court, following which the court takes cognisance.
Sources further revealed that the scrutiny would continue on Friday. However, it is anticipated that it may get over by Friday evening, following which the court would issue summons to all the 13 accused named in the charge sheet.
As per the procedure, the court would first issue summons to all the accused asking them to remain present on a day, when the copy of the charge sheet would be given to them.