Chief Minister Ashok Chavan's two relatives are among the apartment owners

Two relatives of the former Maharashtra Chief Minister, Ashok Chavan, are among the 33 benami apartment owners that the CBI has unearthed in its probe into the Adarsh building society scam.

The report of the investigation, the contents of which CBI sources shared with The Hindu, will be submitted to the CBI Director before it is submitted to the special CBI court in Mumbai when the trial begins.

While the CBI did not find any money trail linking Mr. Chavan to the two benami transactions in the names of his relatives — one his mother-in-law, and the other, his father-in-law’s brother — it has evidence that the funds for both were provided by a prominent city builder.

The Commission too had named these two individuals and a third relative, but in the list of “ineligible” owners who should not have got membership in the Society.

The Commission had not linked them to benami transactions. While the CBI report has nailed 11 more benami purchases than the Adarsh Commission’s findings of 22 such transactions, the sources said the CBI had not been able to establish any cases of benami purchases by key politicians indicted by the Commission.

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