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HC dismisses plea to arraign Nilangekar as accused in Adarsh scam case

The Bombay high court has dismissed an application seeking a direction to the CBI to arraign former Maharashtra Chief Minister Shivajirao Patil Nilangekar as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing society scam.

Justice Sadhana Jadhav recently dismissed the plea of social activist Pravin Wategaonkar who had sought a direction to CBI to include Nilangekar as an accused in the scam on the ground that he had during his tenure as the state Revenue Minister allegedly illegally granted certain approvals to the Adarsh society.

The petition had alleged that Nilangekar's son-in-law Arun Dawle was allotted a flat in the plush high-rise in south Mumbai. 

CBI, in its reply to the application, said that the agency had looked into the alleged role of Nilangekar and others in relation to the scam and that the material unearthed during the course of the investigation did not warrant any action against the former Chief Minister.
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