Bombay High Court orders demolition of Adarsh Society building

29 Apr 2016

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Friday ordered the Union Environment Ministry to demolition 31-storeyed Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society.
The court also directed the state to initiate criminal prosecution against officers involved in the scam and to restore the plot. The order to raze the building comes after the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MOEF) passed an order to demolish the scam-hit society in 2011, following which its members approached the Bombay High Court challenging it. The ministry had on January 16, 2011 directed the Society to demolish within three months the "unauthorised" building for violating coastal regulations.
The court directed the defence ministry to conduct a departmental inquiry against its officers for not taking action earlier.
The society, originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil war heroes and war widows, was converted into a 100-metre-tall