Adarsh scam probe report, ATR tabled in Maharashtra Assembly

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Adarsh scam, ATR tabled in Maha assembly
Nagpur, Dec 20: Maharashtra Government today tabled in the Assembly the much-awaited report of an inquiry commission on the Adarsh housing scam in which names of top politicians and bureaucrats of the state had figured.

Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan tabled the finding of the two-member judicial commission along with an action taken report (ATR).

The report, for which the State Government had given a word to the Bombay High Court, was presented on the last day of the winter session of Maharashtra Legislature here.

The panel, which gave its finding in two parts, submitted its final report to the State Government in April this year. The commission, headed by retired High Court Judge Justice J A Patil, was formed in January 2011.

Its mandate was to look into several aspects including ownership of the land in south Mumbai where the 31-storey building of Adarsh housing society stands, whether it was reserved for families of Kargil war heroes, and whether rules were flouted while granting permissions for the construction.

The commission's interim report has said that land belonged to the state government and not the Defence Ministry, nor was it reserved for war widows.


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