Adarsh Scam: Sushil Shinde facing the CBI heat

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Sushil Kumar Shinde
New Delhi, Jul 31: Sushil Kumar Shinde, Union Power Minister was interrogated by the Mumbai Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in connection with Adarsh Scam.

Shinde was quizzed by the CBI in New Delhi at his residence. The ex-chief minister, Maharashtra's is one of the three CM's whose name popped up in the Adarsh land scam case.

Adarsh Housing Society scam got large number of sanctions during Shinde's term of office as the Chief Minister. The environmental clearance in 2003 is also under question by the Union Environment Ministry. The land was granted to the project in 2004.

A large piece of the land was also opened to non-defence membership in the same year during his tenure as the CM.

Despite of the allegations, Shinde in his affidavit denied his involvement in the scam. He said that he did not deal with any environmental clearance during his term as the CM. Instead the burden was put on the Collector as the efficient authority to verify eligibility. He also asserted that no quid pro quo by officers was brought to his notice when he was the CM.

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