Now, state says it never gave CBI permission to probe Adarsh
Yet again, a red-faced CBI failed to file the Adarsh society chargesheet yesterday as promised earlier to the Bombay High Court, despite repeated assurances made to the contrary by its lawyers.
Special Court Judge MV Kulkarni will hear the case. Meanwhile, the State of Maharashtra, through Joint Secretary Ruprao Deshmukh is filing a sworn affidavit today at the Bombay High Court, in the court of Justices Sharad Bobde and Mridula Bhatkar. The affidavit will say that the state had never given permission to the CBI to probe the Adarsh scam.
The HC is hearing a clutch of PILs regarding the case. The affidavit (a copy of which is available with MiD DAY) will be moved via the State of Maharashtra’s advocate Anil Sakhare. The affidavit states that the state ‘has not made any request under the Delhi Special Police Establishment Act, 1946 to the CBI’. The CBI derives all its powers to investigate cases from this Act. In the affidavit dated June 29, Deshmukh said, “On the specific written request by the CBI, the state government has made available all the relevant records requisitioned by them and has continued to extend cooperation to the CBI.”
It also states that the government will ‘take appropriate action’ after receiving the final report of the Adarsh Enquiry Commission helmed by Justice (Retd.) JA Patil.
April 30: CBI tells Bombay HC that the chargesheet will be filed by June 15.
May 29: Maj Gen (Retd) AR Kumar, Maj Gen (Retd) TK Kaul, Brig (Retd) M M Wanchu, ex-collector Pradeep Vyas, ex-defence estates officer R C Thakur, ex-deputy secretary of urban development (UD) PV Deshmukh and ex-MLC Kanhaiyalal Gidwani get bail.
June 7: Jairaj Phatak and Ramanand Tiwari get bail.
June 18: CBI tells the HC that chargesheet will be filed in about 10 days.