CBI charges Ex chief minister Chavan among nine in Adarsh scam

The CBI today charged 13 people including former Maharashtra chief minister, Ashok Chavan in the multi-crore Adarsh Housing scam.

The chargesheet which runs into 10,000 pages was filed before the registrar of a sessions court, after around 18 months from the time it registered a case.

The Adarsh scam which created a political storm in Maharashtra led to the resignation of chief minister, Chavan.

The Bombay high court was earlier informed by the CBI that it would be filing a chargesheet later in the day. The court is hearing a batch of public interest litigations seeking its supervision of the probe.

The central investigating agency had registered a case on 29 January last year against Chavan and others including bureaucrats and retired army personnel.

In March, it arrested nine out of the 14 accused after being rapped on its knuckles by the high court for not initiating action against the accused persons.