The two suspended IAS officers arrested for their alleged role in the Adarsh scam were on Wednesday sent to CBI custody till April 12.
The CBI in its remand plea claimed that former BMC commissioner Jairaj Phatak and Urban Development Department (UDD) principal secretary Ramanand Tiwari had allegedly conspired with co-accused R C Thakur to get a plot allotted in favour of Adarsh. Families of both Phatak and Tiwari own a flat in Adarsh society.
Tiwari,the CBI said,wrote to the Union Environment Ministry for a no-objection certificate for Adarsh. The ministry wrote back to the UDD,which sent the letter that only spoke of powers delegated to the state government to the municipal corporation,claiming it was an NOC.
Phatak,the CBI said,allegedly approved a proposal to raise the Adarsh buildings height from 97 m to 100.07 metre though the highrise committee had allowed a height of only 97.6 metre.
Lawyers for both the accused said the clearance to Adarsh had nothing to do with the flats their relatives owned.