Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Tuesday once again admitted that there were irregularities in a commercial complex within the Patliputra Housing Society in Versova. Senior IAS and IPS officers are members of the society. Chavan said in the Assembly that a judicial probe would be ordered if the Economic Offences Wing (EOW),which is currently conducting a probe into the allegations,finds evidence of a delay in acting against the alleged irregularities.
In December 2011,legislators had demanded action against the society members as well as municipal commissioner Subodh Kumar.
At that time,too,Chavan had admitted that there appeared to have been a delay in filing the First Information Report (FIR) regarding the irregularities. The legislators had alleged that the government was protecting top bureaucrats and police officers.
Chavan said on Tuesday that the Mumbai Police is already probing allegations that there was a wilful delay in filing an FIR in the case and,if so,at whose behest. The CM said the chief secretary had already looked into the matter and said there was a lapse on the part of the police.
Chavan said a judicial probe would be ordered within a month if the allegations are found true during the EOW investigation.