Court extends police custody of six accused till April 3

The Central Bureau of Investigation told a local court here on Saturday that it has identified some senior Army officials from Southern Command, Pune, who gave false information about the occupation of the land where the controversial Adarsh Housing Society came up.

“Custodial interrogation [of Major General (retired) T K Kaul] revealed that some senior officials of Southern Command, Pune, while giving the reply to Parliament Question about the status of the said land were appraised and still they sent false reply that the land has never been/ was under the occupation of the Army with malafide intention. Subsequently, the officers in the chain became members of the society,” the investigating agency said in its remand application.

The police custody of six of the seven accused arrested by the CBI in the Adarsh case ended on Saturday. In the remand application filed before the special CBI court, the CBI sought the police custody of the accused till April 4.

“The senior officials in the chain of conspiracy who have been identified and are required to be confronted, are presently not in Mumbai. The confrontation of the accused with senior officials may lead to further revelation to reach at a logical conclusion,” the remand application further stated.

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