Adarsh Scam Case: Bombay High Court rejects sanction to prosecute former CM

Mumbai: A big relief came for former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan after the Bombay High Court today rejected the Maharashtra governor’s 2016 sanction to prosecute former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing Scam case.

This is the second big relief coming for Congress party, the first one was yesterday after CBI’s special court acquitted all the accused in 2G scam case.

Reacting to the court’s verdict, Chavan, who is Chief of Congress in Maharastra, said on Friday: “Truth has prevailed. I have full faith in the judiciary. The governor’s order was politically motivated.”

It was Governor C Vidyasagar Rao who had given sanction to prosecute Chavan for the Adharsh housing scam case in 2016 after reviewing the prosecution plea filed by CBI in 2013 that was rejected by the then Governor K Shankarnarayanan.

Following this prosecution approval by the Governor in 2016, Chavan had filed a petition challenging the sanction.

Former CM Chavan was forced to step down as Maharashtra’s CM in the midst of the housing scam case and conspiracy allegations against him, reported Economic Times.