Updated Mar 21, 2012 at 09:37pm IST
Mumbai: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday arrested IAS officer Pradeep Vyas in Mumbai in connection with the Adarsh housing society scam. Vyas is currently posted as the Finance Secretary of Maharashtra and is also a former collector on Mumbai.
This takes the number of arrests in connection with the housing society scam to seven.
The arrest has come a day after the CBI held three former government employees – Defence Estate Officer R C Thakur, Brigadier (retd) M M Wanchoo and former deputy secretary in Maharashtra Urban Development Department, P V Deshmukh – on Tuesday.
Thakur, Wanchoo and Deshmukh were on Wednesday remanded to the CBI custody till March 31.
Their arrests followed a censure by the Bombay High Court of CBI for not taking action against those who were allegedly involved in the scam.
The accused have been arrested under the provisions of IPC, Prevention of Corruption Act and Benami Transactions Prohibition Act, said CBI special prosecutor Ejaz Khan. (With Additional Inputs from PTI)
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