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CID to probe irregularities at SRA under ex-CEO Patil: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The government has accepted the opposition demand for a CID probe into the alleged irregularities by former of Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA) Vishwas Patil, the Assembly was told today.

The demand was made by former (Congress) during the Question Hour in the

of State for Housing Ravindra Waikar said the government has accepted the demand.

He said a committee headed by then SRA went through 137 suspicious cases and detected irregularities in 33 of them.

The alleged irregularities were committed when was the of the SRA, a state-run agency tasked with implementing slum rehabilitation schemes, Waikar said.

has since retired.

However, the Kunte committee's report later went missing, the said.

Waikar said a file about makinghis wife a partner in a company to get two flats in a SRA schemein suburban Juhu had also gone missing.

A complaint in this regard was lodged with the Nirmal Nagar police station in November last year, the minister said.

Chavan said this was a serious matter and sought a probe either by the ACB or the CID in the entire matter.

Waikar said the CID will look into the alleged irregularities under Patil.

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First Published: Tue, March 13 2018. 14:55 IST