Adarsh Commission submits its interim report

Mumbai: The two-member Adarsh Judicial Commission today submitted an interim report, running into about 100 pages, to the Maharashtra government. The sealed report will throw light on the ownership and reservation of the land where the scam-tainted Adarsh building came up.

The issues of contention about the controversial society are – whether the ownership rights of the land in question belong to the state government or the Ministry of Defence and whether the plot of land was reserved for the families and widows of Kargil war heroes.

Commission secretary N N Kumbhar handed over the sealed report to state Chief Secretary Ratnakar Gaikwad, sources said. The state government is expected the table the report along with the ATR in the ongoing budget session of the state legislature. The state government had approached the commission a few months ago seeking an interim report on the title and reservation of the land.

Meanwhile, the commission will decide on May 14 the dates for recording the statements of politicians Sunil Tatkare, Shivajirao Nilengekar-Patil and former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan. While the dates of summoning Vilasrao Deshmukh and Sushilkumar Shinde will be decided on May 23.