Adarsh scam: What forced ex IAS officer to resign?

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Mumbai, Jan 3: Mumbai's Adarsh housing scam took a new turn as former Maharashtra CM Vilasrao Deshmukh's ex-secretary and former IAS officer Subhash Lalla submitted his sudden resignation to the governor on Monday, Jan 3.

Lalla was ome of the accused in the whole Adarsh housing scam. Now questions have been raised that why suddenly Lalla resigned from the constitutional post of a member in the State Human Rights Commission.

Lalla, however, himself claimed, "I was not asked to step down... my resignation is voluntary... no guilt or wrongdoing on my part."

The officials of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Sunday, Jan 2 already declared that they acquired enough evidences against several army officials and bureaucrats in the Adarsh society scandal and CBI also informed that they will soon register FIR against the accused.

Read: CBI has evidence against 'Adarsh' culprits

Lalla, who was secretary in the chief minister's office when the housing society's file was being processed in the state secretariat between 2005 and 2006, is the first bureaucrat to resign for his alleged involvement in the Adarsh scam.

Lalla allegedly acquired two flats in Adarsh Housing Society. One was in his mother's name and the other in his daughter's name.

Sources also claimed that Maharashtra's former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan may also be named as an accused in the Adarsh scam.

Ashok Chavan was forced to quit as Chief Minister last year after it was revealed that his kin including late mother-in-law, owned flats in the Adarsh society.

OneIndia News
(With inputs from PTI)

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