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Bombay HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam

Nov 19, 2014 01:05 PM IST India India

Mumbai: In a big blow to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to drop his name as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam.

The CBI special court had earlier rejected the agency's plea to drop Chavan's name from prosecution.

The CBI contended that since the governor had refused to grant sanction, and it has no material to prosecute Chavan, it should be allowed to discharge Chavan from the case.

Chavan had stepped down as the CM after the Adarsh scam came to light in 2010. He was the revenue minister when the state government approved allotment of 40 per cent flats.