Bombay HC probes in Adarsh housing scam

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Mumbai, Dec 23: During the hearing in Mumbai's Adarsh housing scam, the Bombay high court on Thursday, Dec 23 asked the court officers to visit the society and verify how many flats are actually occupied illegally.

The court's order came before the lunch break and the officer has been asked to submit his report when the hearing resumes at 03:30 of the same day.

Adarsh society had approached the high court challenging civic authorities' action of cutting of power and water supply and also the revocation of the occupational certificate.

During the hearing in the morning session, the lawyer for the defence ministry told the court that the society is a great "security hazard" in the wake of threat perception after the Nov 26 terror attacks.

The plush society, built on prime defence land, has been embroiled in a controversy after it came to light that it has been constructed in alleged violation of rules.

The building was originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil war heroes and their kin but was later extended to 31 floors without mandatory permission.

OneIndia News
(With inputs from PTI)

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