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    Adarsh scam: CBI raids ex-BMC chief's residence

    New Delhi/Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday raided the residences of former Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation commissioner Jairaj Phatak in Delhi and Mumbai in connection with the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society scam.

    Phatak is accused of misusing his position to illegally give permission to increase the height of the building.

    The investigating agency has also sought permission from the Union Power Ministry to question Phatak for his alleged role in the Adarsh Society scam.

    The CBI had on January 29 registered an FIR against 13 people, including former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh Society case.

    Among those named in the FIR are promoters of the Adarsh co-operative housing society, former and serving bureaucrats, retired army officials and politicians.

    The accused have been charged of criminal conspiracy, forgery, and misappropriation amongst other sections of the IPC, and the prevention of corruption act.