Mumbai: The Bombay high court on Wednesday directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to probe the role of union ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushilkumar Shinde in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Adarsh Housing Society allegedly received several incentives while they were Chief Minister of Maharashtra.

The High Court ordered investigations while hearing a public interest litigation (PIL)  filed by the RTI activist Simpreet Singh pleading the court to include the names of Deshmukh and Shinde in the chargesheet filed by CBI in the case.

Meanwhile, the name of Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar is also being dragged in the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Till date Pawar family has been denying any role in the scam.

As per the facts that have emerged through a public interest litigation filed by Ketan Tirodkar, the Pune address of two flat owners in the Adarsh Housing Society, provided by them during the time of allotment of flats, are same as that of Sunetra Pawar, wife of the Deputy CM.

Notably, Sunetra has even received summon sent by a court in connection with another case.
The Bombay High Court has directed the CBI to find out Sunetra’s connection with the address in question.

One of the eligibility for becoming a member of the Adarsh Housing Society, it was necessary not to have a house in the applicant’s name in Mumbai. In order to fulfill the criteria, two of the allottees, Ganpat Bhosle and Jaishree Abhay Bhosle had provided a Pune address for themselves.
The High Court has also ordered the CBI to inquire the matter.