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No demolition for now, says SC, hands over Adarsh Housing Society to Centre

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 22 July 2016, 13:15 IST

On 22 July, the Supreme Court quashed the Bombay High Court's decision to demolish the controversial Adarsh Building society in Mumbai.

The Supreme Court has also directed the Centre to take over possession within a week and secure the building.

In April this year, the Bombay High Court ordered the demolition of the 31-storey Adarsh apartments in the heart of Mumbai and sought criminal proceedings against politicians and bureaucrats for "misuse" of powers, holding that the tower was illegally constructed.

The Bombay High court had also asked the Centre and Maharashtra Government to consider initiating civil and criminal proceedings against bureaucrats, ministers and politicians for misuse and abuse of power to get plots under the scheme, originally meant for Kargil war heroes and war widows

The Adarsh housing society had moved the Supreme court against Bombay High Court's decision.

The Adarsh scam kicked up a huge political storm after it surfaced in 2010 , leading to the resignation of the then-Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan.

--With PTI inputs

First published: 22 July 2016, 13:15 IST
 
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