Mumbai: The Congress party justified setting aside the Adarsh scam probe panel’s findings by stating that they needed some time to ensure the probe files went missing.
Reacting to Justice J. A. Patil’s accusation that the government rejected the report because it named four former Chief Ministers and several bureaucrats, a party spokesperson claimed that it was too soon to accept the report since they needed some time to ensure the probe files went missing.
The report tabled by a panel led by Justice Patil named former Congress Chief Ministers, Ashok Chavan, Sushilkumar Shinde and late Vilasrao Deshmukh. It also indicted Shivajirao Nilangekar Patil, who served as Revenue Minister when the building received clearances.
“It took us plenty of time to ensure that the Coalgate files went missing,” the spokesperson concluded. “Such things cannot be done in a hurry. It takes time, precision and plenty of political experience.”