Adarsh case: HC rejects plea to drop Ashok Chavan


The Bombay high court on Wednesday rejected a CBI plea to delete the name of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan from the list of accused in the Adarsh Society scam case.

Justice M.L. Tahiliyani gave the ruling in the Central Bureau of Inverstigation’s (CBI) revision application after its earlier plea on the issue was rejected by a Special CBI Court in January, said lawyer Ashish Mehta.

Earlier, former Maharashtra governor K. Sankaranarayanan had refused sanction to prosecute Chavan for want of evidence against him.

The CBI contended that since the governor had refused to grant sanction, and it has no material to prosecute Chavan, it should be allowed to discharge Chavan from the case.

Chavan resigned as chief minister after the Adarsh Society scam was exposed in 2010 and was replaced by Prithviraj Chavan.