The Adarsh Commission of Enquiry has issued summons to former Maharashtra Chief Ministers Vilasrao Deshmukh and Ashok Chavan asking them to appear as witnesses in the matter. Earlier, it issued summons to Union Power Minister and former Chief Minister, Sushilkumar Shinde and State Water Resources Minister Sunil Tatkare.

The summons to Mr. Deshmukh and Mr. Chavan were sent following a notice directing them to file their affidavits by May 23. The notice dated May 9 states: “If affidavits are not filed, witnesses will have to be examined in chief by the advocates…” A similar notice has been sent to Simpreet Singh, activist with the National Alliance of People's Movements. Mr. Singh, who petitioned against the housing society, has been asked to file his affidavit by May 16.