Bombay High Court orders demolition of Mumbai’s scam-ridden Adarsh building
Mumbai: Bombay high court today ordered the Union Environment Ministry to demolish 31-storeyed Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society.
The court has also ordered a detailed inquiry should be done against politicians, ministers and officers who were involved in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.
"The court has upheld the order of the ministry of January 16, 2011, to demolish the building within three months, but it was challenged by the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society," said Y.P. Singh, one of the lawyers involved in the case.
The high court gave 12-week time to Maharashtra government to appeal in Supreme Court against the order.
Last year Bombay high court reserved its ordered on the bunch of petition in connection with the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society case.
The multi-storeyed building was originally meant for the Kargil war heroes and widows. The flats which were alootted to the military people and their kin were landed in a controversy after being reported that senior serving and former Army officers, bureaucrats and politicians were allotted flats in it.
However, the Environment Ministry also issued a show-case notice to the society on
November 12, 2010, asking that why the building should not be demolished for “violating” environmental norms.