After 2G scam acquittal, Now relief for Ashok Chavan in Adarsh scam case
After 2G scam acquittal, Now relief for Ashok Chavan in Adarsh scam case


NEW DELHI: In a row of amnesty for the Congress party, the Bombay high court today discarded the Maharashtra governor's consent to prosecute Ashok Chavan, the ex-Congress chief minister of Maharashtra, in the Adarsh scam case.

This could show the way to a release for Chavan, who had to step down from blame for his alleged participation in the scam. This gives a key heighten to the Congress in graft-related allegations.

Presently those were convicted in the 2G spectrum case were set free by a CBI court and the week in broad-spectrum began glowing for the Congress, with its remarkable performance in the Gujarat Assembly polls.

Chavan had previously filed a petition in the Bombay HC in opposition to the governor's sanction.

In April 2016, the then Maharashtra Governor C Vidyasagar Rao agreed to, prosecute Chavan for corruption and criminal conspiracy in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society case. An earlier governor, K Shankarnarayanan, had in 2013, refused sanction to prosecute Chavan.

The matter before the high court today, was the legality of the sanction's turnaround. Chavan's counsel Amit Desai alluded to a number of apex court judgments which bar the review of an earlier rejection on the grounds that it would halt termination to the question of whether or not to prosecute a public servant each time a government change.

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