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SC to hear Ashok Chavan's plea in Adarsh scam on April 24

Apr 13, 2015 11:58 AM IST Politics Politics

Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's plea in the multi-crore Adarsh housing society scam on April 24. The apex court asked the Maharashtra government to take adjournment before the trial court in the case.

Chavan has moved the court against the Bombay High Court order on November 19, 2014 refusing to drop his name from the list of accused in the 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.