The Bombay High Court today reserved its order on a bunch of petitions in connection with the scam- tainted Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society in south Mumbai.
A division bench of justices R V More and R G Ketkar had in September started final hearing in the petitions including one filed by the society in 2011 challenging an order of demolition passed by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest and a petition filed by the Ministry of Defenceseeking implementation of the demolition order.
The 31-storeyed residential building located in plushColaba has been embroiled in a controversy for flouting several environment norms and regulations and for allegedly not taking the requisite permissions.
The Defence Ministry has been claiming ownership of the land where the Adarsh building stands. It has also claimed that the building poses a high security risk.
In January 2011, the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest had issued a demolition order on the ground that the Society did not have Coastal Zone Regulation clearance.
The building remains unoccupied and without electricity and water supply.
( Source – PTI )