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CBI freezes bank accounts of 7 accused

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has frozen bank accounts of seven accused in the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society scam.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2011 01:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has frozen bank accounts of seven accused in the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society scam. Additional solicitor general Darius Khambata on Tuesday apprised the Bombay high court of this, while opposing a petition filed by the society challenging the CBI’s freezing the society’s bank accounts.

The accused whose bank accounts have been frozen include former civic commissioner Jairaj Phatak, former information commissioner Ramanand Tiwari, former secretary of the urban development department PV Deshmukh, retired IAS officer Subhash Lala, RC Thakur, chief promoter of the housing society and former defence estate officer, Brigadier MM Vanchoo, general secretary of the housing society and Congress leader Kanhaiyalal Gidwani. The society has moved the HC asking that both its bank accounts — with deposits of more than Rs2 crore — be defreezed, so that it can meet expenses. A division bench of justice Ranjana Desai and justice RV More reserved order on the petition.

First Published: Jul 20, 2011 01:23 IST