Questioning of three accused in Adarsh scam continues

Mumbai, Feb 4 (PTI) CBI today questioned for thesecond consecutive day the main accused trio in the Adarshhousing scam, six days after it registered a case againstformer Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan and 12 others.

The trio - Adarsh society''s general secretary R CThakur, retired brigadier M M Wanchoo and Congress leader K LGidwani were questioned at the CBI office in south Mumbai forthe second day in a row.

They first appeared before the agency yesterday afterbeing summoned. CBI confronted them with documents seizedduring searches on January 30, a day after registering thecase.

According to the FIR, Thakur and Wanchoo allegedlyconspired with others including Chavan to illegally get theland allotted in favour of Adarsh Cooperative Housing Societyin which they were members. The 31-storey building with 103flats was originally meant for Kargil heroes and theirfamilies.

Two months after initiating a preliminary inquiry, CBIhad on January 29 registered an FIR against 13 people,including Chavan, retired army officials, bureaucrats andstate government officials on charges of criminal conspiracy,fraud and misuse of their official powers.

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