NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the CBI’s response on a plea of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan against a Bombay High Court order refusing to delete his name from the list of accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam case.
The High Court had refused to recall its earlier order by which it had denied deletion of Chavan’s name from the list of accused. A Bench headed by Justice J Chelameswar, posted the matter for final disposal on July 21 and issued the notice to the CBI. Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar said Chavan has not annexed the trial court’s speaking order in his appeal.
Advocate Kapil Sibal said that once the charge of criminal conspiracy goes, the allegation against him cannot be sustained under the PCA. Chavan had moved the court against the Bombay High Court decision in the case. “I have a problem with the impugned order. The special Judge states that the cognizance of the offence (against Chavan) has not been taken. The High Court states that the cognizance has been taken,” Sibal had said.