CBI gives clean chit to Jayant Patil in Adarsh scam

Patil,whose nephew Aditya owns a flat in the society,was the state’s finance minister from October 1999 to December 2008.

Written by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: October 16, 2013 1:53 am

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI),in an affidavit submitted to the Bombay High Court Tuesday,said it had found no material to name Rural Development Minister Jayant Patil as an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.

“On conclusion of investigation,the evidence against Sushil Kumar Shinde and Jayant Patil is not found to be sufficient,hence they have not been arraigned as an accused,” K Babu,CBI’s investigating officer,stated in his affidavit.

Patil,whose nephew Aditya owns a flat in the society,was the state’s finance minister from October 1999 to December 2008 during which period the state had allotted land to Adarsh society.

Earlier,in another affidavit before the HC on September 19,the CBI had stated,“There is nothing on record to show that Sushil Kumar Shinde insisted on 51 more members by rechecking/substituting ineligible members before possession of the land was given to Adarsh Society and which resulted in addition of illegal benami members.”

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