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Adarsh scam: MoD opposes Ashok Chavan’s plea in HC

The Ministry of Defence on Friday filed an intervening application in the Bombay High Court opposing the petition filed by former chief minister Ashok Chavan seeking to quash the FIR lodged against him by CBI in the Adarsh housing society scam.

In its application, the Ministry refuted Chavan’s argument that the CBI has no jurisdiction to probe the case as neither the high court nor the Maharashtra government has passed any order asking the central agency to investigate.

According to the MoD, CBI has jurisdiction to probe the scam as the ministry had forwarded a complaint to the agency following which a preliminary enquiry was registered.

A social worker Mahendra Singh, who had earlier filed a PIL seeking high court to monitor the CBI investigation, also filed an application on Friday opposing Chavan’s plea. Singh also claimed that CBI had the power to probe the case.
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