The accused,the denials and the counterchargeshttps://indianexpress.com/article/news-archive/web/the-accused-the-denials-and-the-countercharges/

The accused,the denials and the countercharges

How those charged or questioned in Adarsh scam responded before and after the CBI chargseheet

The 13 Chargesheeted
Chief Promoter
R C Thakur

Accused of conspiring with M M Wanchoo,members of defence services,officials of state government to illegally get land allotted in favour of Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society.

Retired army officers
M M Wanchoo

Retired brigadier accused of having aided and conspired with Thakur and accused Maj Gen (retd) A R Kumar; allegedly abused his official position for personal benefits.

A R Kumar

Retired major general was GOC of Maharashtra and Gujarat Area. Initiated and approved file and issued no-objection certificate to Collector of Mumbai for development of building.

T K Kaul

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Retired major general accused of not taking action on a request by Defence Estates Office for revocation of NOC even after facts were brought to his knowledge. Member of the society.

T K Sinha

Retired brigadier allegedly wrote to HQ Mumbai Sub Area in 2003 that management of defence land in Mumbai was entirely the responsibility of local military authorities.

R K Bakshi

Retired colonel had allegedly written a letter certifying that the land did not belong to the Army.

LEADERS
Ashok Chavan

As revenue minister,accused of joining hands with others and proposing to include civilians as society’s members to make his relatives members. Allegedly expedited land allotment. As CM,accused of giving 15% concession in recreation ground requirements

K L Gidwani

Former Congress spokesman,then a Sena legislator,allegedly part of the plot with Thakur and Wanchoo,using connections to get permissions. Deal reportedly that he would bring in 40% of the society members. One flat in society in his name,two in his sons’.

GOVT OFFICIALS
P V Deshmukh

Charged with misrepresenting a routine MoEF letter as environmental sanction for the project in 2003. Was deputy secretary in urban development department. Also signed a letter reducing the width of the road abutting Adarsh from 60m to 18m.

Ramanand Tiwari,Subhash Lala

Lala,then principal secretary to CM,allegedly conspired with former CIC Tiwari (above) to allow transfer of FSI from BEST land to Adarsh,which allowed the building to rise up to 103.60m.

Pradeep Vyas

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Was collector of Mumbai when the land was allotted to Adarsh in July 2004. Ratified the first list of 71 members in Adarsh,allegedly after accepting false documents as income proof. The members’ list included his wife Seema Vyas,an IAS officer.

Jairaj Phatak

Then Municipal Commissioner accused of having illegally regularised the height of the building from 70m to 100.7m without referring the matter to the highrise committee.

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