7 Adarsh accused in judicial custody
Seven accused in the multi-crore Adarsh scam, who were in police custody till Tuesday, have been remanded to judicial custody by the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court till April 17.mumbai Updated: Apr 04, 2012 01:44 IST
Seven accused in the multi-crore Adarsh scam, who were in police custody till Tuesday, have been remanded to judicial custody by the Special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court till April 17.
The seven — former MLC K L Gidwani, Pradeep Vyas, a suspended bureaucrat in the Maharashtra government, Major General (Retd) T K Kaul, Major General (Retd) A R Kumar, Brigadier (Retd) M M Wanchu, R C Thakur, a retired defence estates officer, and P V Deshmukh, a former deputy secretary in the Urban Department — were produced before the court on Tuesday on completion of their police custody.
The arguments on the bail applications of the accused were heard on Tuesday. Their advocates submitted that there was no need to keep the accused in custody. Rather, they submitted, the accused may be released on bail after imposing some conditions and that they were ready to cooperate with the investigation as and when needed.
Seeking judicial custody of the accused, Special CBI prosecutor Ejaz Khan submitted in the court that the investigation was still in progress and important disclosures made by them while in police custody were under verification.
The CBI, in its written reply, stated that Thakur had facilitated finance to eight members of the society from a private finance company named SAN Finance, Nagpur, without any agreement between the members and the finance company. “The eight members are not capable of repaying the finance,” said the reply.
The CBI further alleged that Kumar, despite having personal knowledge that there was a park named ‘Khukri Eco-park’ on the plot, and knowing fully well that he was not competent to issue any NOC, pressurised his subordinate, as a result of which an NOC was issued for the land, which was in possession of the army.
After hearing the arguments from both sides, the court reserved the order on the bail applications for today.