Adarsh Housing Society Building, Built On Graft, To Be Demolished:Bombay High Court
The Adarsh Housing Society, an illegal apartment building in Mumbai that became a symbol of political corruption, must be demolished, said the Bombay High Court today.Adarsh is a 31-storey building in Colaba in South Mumbai whose apartments were intended for war veterans and widows, but were allegedly grabbed by politicians, defence officers and bureaucrats.Congress’ Ashok Chavan was forced to quit as Maharashtra Chief Minister the same year, after it was revealed that three of his relatives had also been given apartments in the building.
Adarsh Building, Built On Graft, To Be Demolished:Bombay High Court
Months after Prime Minister Narendra Modi swept to power in 2014, Maharashtra voted his party, the BJP, to power in Maharashtra as well.Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis recently sanctioned action against Mr Chavan, who is currently a parliamentarian representing Nanded
Adarsh Society Building, Built On Graft, To Be Demolished:Bombay High Court
In 2013, a judicial commission found that 25 of the 102 members in the Adarsh society were ineligible and there were 22 cases of flats being bought on proxies.The inquiry report also said Mr Chavan and other bureaucrats gave permissions and clearances as a quid pro quo. But then governor K Sankaranarayan didn’t sanction the prosecution of Mr Chavan on grounds of insufficient evidence.