Mumbai: In a move that could spell trouble for Ashok Chavan, Maharshtra Governor Vidyasagar Rao today gave a go-ahead to Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to prosecute the former Maharashtra chief minister in connection with the Adarsh Housing scam.
CBI had last month approached the Governor seeking permission after it reportedly got 'fresh evidence' against Chavan in the case.
Questioning the governor's decision, the former Maharashtra chief minister said, "The issue is still pending in Supreme Court, how can they can do this?"
Earlier, Governor K Sankaranarayanan had denied permission to CBI to prosecute him.
Chavan was among the 13 people chargesheeted by the CBI in the Adarsh scam in July 2012. Though other accused, including top IAS officers and office bearers of Adarsh Housing Society, a 30 storey high-rise in Colaba, were arrested, Mr Chavan's prosecution requires permission from the Governor.