Mumbai: Maharashtra Governor C. Vidyasagar Rao has given sanction to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute former chief minister Ashok Chavan in connection with the Adarsh Housing Society scam.
Earlier, the CBI sought sanction for Chavan’s prosecution on the basis of the report of Justice Patil Commission of Enquiry and the observations of the Bombay High Court. The Governor had sought the aid and advice of the Council of Ministers and was advised by them to grant the sanction.
Chavan was among the 13 people chargesheeted by the CBI in the Adarsh scam in July 2012. The other accused, including top IAS officers and office bearers of the Adarsh Housing Society, were arrested earlier. Chavan was forced to step down as the Chief Minister in November 2010 after it emerged that three of his relatives had been given apartments in the 30-storey building.