Adarsh plot belongs to state government: Prithviraj Chavan

December 8th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Nagpur, Dec 8 (IANS) Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Wednesday said that the plot on which the scam-hit Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society stands belongs to the state government.

He also announced the setting up of a two-member committee comprising either retired Supreme Court or High Court judges to probe the matter.

Chavan was replying to an opposition-sponsored debate on the Adarsh scam in the state assembly here.

The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena had raised the issue, alleging that the prime plot of land meant for housing Kargil war widows and heroes had been usurped by politicians and bureaucrats.

The Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society shot into the limelight after three of former chief minister Ashok Chavan’s relatives were found to have flats in the 31-storey block.

The scam claimed Ashok Chavan’s job after allegations surfaced of collusion between bureaucrats and politicians to corner the prime property.

Last month, the authorities cancelled the building’s occupation certificate and snapped off its water and power supplies.

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