New Delhi: Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday said that it had filed a supplementary chargesheet in the Adarsh Housing Society scam case.

This development comes close on the heels of the CBI approaching the Bombay High Court against a lower court’s refusal to end the criminal prosecution of former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan in the case. Chavan has been given a Lok Sabha ticket by the Congress party for the upcoming election.

The chargesheet had been filed against 22 members of the society and 24 financiers and co-conspirators involved, a CBI spokesperson said via a text message.

The Bombay High Court had asked CBI to look into so-called benaami transactions involved in the allotment of flats in the housing society. The CBI spokesperson said that since these transactions were benaami in nature, no prominent names were mentioned in the supplementary chargesheets.

The special CBI court, in January this year, had turned down CBI’s plea to drop Chavan’s name from the first information report. CBI had filed the application after Maharashtra governor refused sanction to prosecute Chavan, on the grounds that there was not much evidence against the Congress leader, the Press Trust of India said in a report on Wednesday.

Chavan had stepped down as the chief minister after the Adarsh scam came to light in 2010 with revelations that apartments meant for Kargil war widows had been allotted to the relatives of politicians, bureacrats and defence officials.

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