Published On : Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

Adarsh won’t be demolished, rules SC handing over society to Centre

Adarsh Housing society case: The Supreme court directs the Centre to take over the society within one week. The court directs the Centre to ensure that no demolition takes place while securing building.

The Army has instituted a Court of Inquiry to probe alleged lapses by former General Officers Commanding of Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa Area (MG&G Area) in not filing a writ petition in the Bombay High Court “at the earliest available opportunity”. It will also inquire whether they compromised security of the Colaba military station in lieu of flats in the society building.

The Adarsh scandal first surfaced in 2003 when it was reported that a highrise building was coming up in Colaba, close to military installations, overriding objections. The society promoting the venture had a large number of senior military officers, politicians and bureaucrats as its members though it was meant to be for war heroes and next of kin of those killed in the Kargil war.

Subsequent probes revealed the involvement of then Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Ashok Chavan, who had to resign when it was found that he accorded approval to the project as Revenue Minister and his relatives had flats in the society building.