In a setback to CBI, Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan has refused permission to the investigating agency to prosecute former state Chief Minister Ashok Chavan in the Adarsh housing scam.
"Yes, the Governor has refused permission to CBI to prosecute Chavan," a senior government official told PTI.
In the charge-sheet, the probe agency had accused Chavan of approving additional FSI (floor space index) to Adarsh society in exchange of two flats for his relatives.
Chavan was also charged with illegally approving as the Revenue Minister the allotment of 40 per cent of the flats to civilians when the society was meant for Kargil war widows and defence personnel.
The controversy prompted his resignation as the Chief Minister in 2010.