Bombay HC Asks CBI to Conduct Further Probe in Adarsh Society Scam

The high court had earlier refused to accept two reports on the CBI probe into the Adarsh Society scam.

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A still of the building in the controversial  Adarsh Society. (PTI)

The Bombay high court has directed the CBI to conduct further probe into the 'benami' flats in the scam-tainted Adarsh building even as the agency said it has already completed investigation and submitted its charge sheet two years ago.

The high court had earlier refused to accept two reports submitted by the CBI giving out details on what their probe has revealed.

From the two reports submitted earlier (by the CBI) we find that there has been no application of mind by the investigating officer of CBI. It is suffice to say that we are not satisfied with the manner in which investigation has been carried out. We therefore deem it appropriate to direct CBI to carry out further probe on specific allegations leveled in the petition.

When the high court asked Joint Director of CBI (Western Region), Amit Prasad, if the agency was willing to carry out further probe, Prasad said if the high court feels another probe is required, the agency can be directed to do so.

The court further observed that another bench of the high court had in April this year said that the Union and state government shall consider initiating criminal or civil proceedings against ministers, bureaucrats and politicians for misuse of official positions.

(With inputs from PTI)

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