The charges filed were for criminal conspiracy, cheating and criminal misconduct under IPC sections 120(B) and 420 and section 13(1)(d) of the anti-corruption law.
The chargesheet runs into over 10,000 pages and was filed before the registrar of the sessions court. It names 12 of the 14 people mentioned in the FIR, including ex-CM Ashok Chavan, former principal secretary (urban development) Ramanand Tiwari and former BMC chief Jairaj Phatak. Two names in the FIR that are not in the chargesheet are Lt Gen (Retd) P K Rampal and Brig (Retd) Romesh Chander Sharma. The accused got flats or rewards as a quid pro quo in lieu of granting approvals, said CBI sources.
MUMBAI’S TOWER OF DECEIT
THE 13 NAMED:
R C Thakur
Maj Gen (Retd) A R Kumar
Maj Gen (Retd) T K Kaul
Brig (Retd) M M Wanchu
Brig (Retd) T K Sinha
P V Deshmukh
Col (Retd) R K Bakshi (not named in the initial FIR)
2 names in the FIR have been dropped from the chargesheet: Lt Gen (Retd) P K Rampal & Brig (Retd) R C Sharma