The court was hearing a petition filed by Chavan challenging the decision of Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao granting sanction to the CBI to prosecute him in the case. The bench had earlier made Rao a respondent in the matter.
Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh today made a submission asking Chavan to delete the name of Rao as respondent in the petition and said the administrative order passed by the governor is being challenged and the petition can be heard on merits.
Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the Defence Ministry’s inquiry report in the scam has been “exceptionally critical” of the role of former Army chief Gen N C Vij, who is the Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) director, and some other retired personnel.
The court was hearing a petition filed by former chief minister Ashok Chavan, challenging a decision of Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao granting sanction to the CBI to prosecute him in the Adarsh housing society scam.