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Bombay HC orders demolition of Adarsh Society building

Bombay HC

The Bombay High Court on Friday directed that the building of Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society be demolished, but stayed the same for 12 weeks, according to a published media report.

A Division Bench of Justice Ranjit More and Justice RG Ketkar directed the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) and Union of India to demolish the Society.

The report said, the court ordered the state Government and Union of India to consider initiating appropriate civil/criminal proceedings against the bureaucrats, ministers and politicians concerned in accordance with the law, if not already done for committing various offenses in acquiring the subject plot as also misuse/ and or abuse of powers.

The court also told the state and the Union to consider initiating departmental proceedings in accordance with law against the bureaucrats. The disciplinary authorities shall take the decision in accordance with the law.

The Bench directed the state Government to resume the CST plot adjacent to the society within four weeks from Friday.

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The Bench further directed the Adarsh Society members to pay Rs 1 lakh to the Director, Advisor of MoEF, former commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and three others.

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