“It is not obtained from proceeds of crime”

After writing to the Central Bureau of Investigation and the Ministry of Defence , the members of the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society here have now written to the Enforcement Directorate seeking closure of investigation against the society.

Taking support from the findings of the two-member Adarsh judicial commission, the society said the property or land where the building came up was “not obtained from proceeds of crime and is not a tainted property.”

“The land in question belonged to the government of Maharashtra and it is the rightful owner of the said land and by virtue of the existing long-standing policy of allotting government land to cooperative housing societies, it was well within its right to allot the same to the Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society,” the letter written to the ED on Friday stated.

The letter accused the media of holding a trial. It said the government-appointed judicial commission had given a clean chit.

“There is no material on record to show that the land on which the Adarsh building stands today belongs to the Ministry of Defence or that it was allotted to the society illegally. Therefore, after considering the material, the averments made hereinabove and the Judicial Commission Report dated 13th April 2012, which was accepted by the government of Maharashtra in its Assembly on 17th April 2012, our client requests you to close the inquiry as the property is not obtained from proceeds of crime and is not a tainted property,” the letter stated.