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Adarsh case: CBI may seek review of Guv’s order on Ashok Chavan

Highly placed sources in the agency said that the 13-page reply of Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan was examined and the CBI was now planning to seek a review in light of the grounds on which the permission was declined.

The Governor had cited ‘insufficient evidence’ as one of the reasons for refusal of permission recently, but the CBI sources said that the proof, which had already been submitted to the local court in Mumbai, was enough to grant the sanction, they said.

The investigating agency also plans to inform the court about the Governor’s decision and agency’s effort to seek the permission, the sources said.

Chavan, who had to resign from the post of the chief minister of Maharashtra after the scam surfaced, was among 12 persons charge sheeted by the CBI in connection with the case.

The former chief minister had challenged his inclusion in the chargesheet, saying no sanction for prosecution was taken from the Governor whereas CBI countered it by saying since he was a former minister at the time of being charge sheeted, there was no need for sanction.
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