Mumbai: The Adarsh Society in South Mumbai moved the Bombay High Court seeking to de-freeze two of its bank accounts which have over Rs 5 lakh desposits.

"The Society is not an accused in the case and no allegation of any nature has been made in the FIR against the Society in connection with any of the accused," the society petition states. 

The Society needs money as it is incurring legal expenses of about Rs 2 lakh per month.

"The freezing of accounts by CBI is illegal, arbitrary and unconstitutional and has been done without following the due process of law," said the Society's lawyer Satish Maneshinde.

The case was mentioned before the division bench of Justices AM Khanwilkar and AR Joshi, which directed that it be placed before the bench of Justices B H Marlapalle and R V More, which is already hearing another case related to Adarsh.

On January 31, CBI froze two State Bank of India accounts of the Society after lodging FIR against 13 persons including former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh scam case.

(Agencies)