The CBI on Sunday recorded Union power minister Sushilkumar Shinde’s statement in its probe on the Adarsh housing scam. A CBI team from Mumbai recorded Mr Shinde’s statement as a witness at his residence here.
There were reports that Mr Shinde allegedly accepted a proposal recommending 40 per cent allotment of flats to civilians in the Mumbai society meant for Kargil victims when he was Maharashtra’s chief minister.
Sources said Mr Shinde “was asked by CBI officials to explain the reasons for clearing the proposal sent by former CM and then revenue minister Ashok Chavan. Mr Chavan was revenue minister between 2003 and 2004. He was questioned by the CBI officials for nearly four hours.” If required, the CBI will also consult Army and Navy personnel over its probe into the scam again, the sources said. Asian Age