Court Orders Demolition of Adarsh Society Building

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The Bombay High Court ordered demolition of high rise building – Adarsh – for violation of green norms. The court has also asked cases to be filed against leaders and bureaucrats for overlooking rules while allowing construction of the multi-storey building situated in Colaba area of south Mumbai. The demolition shall be carried out at the expense of the Adarsh Society.  The Court also asked the Centre and the Maharashtra government to consider initiating civil and criminal proceedings against ministers and politicians, if not already done for various offences in acquiring the plot on which such society stands and also, for misuse and abuse of powers.

However, on a plea made by Adarsh Housing Society, a division bench stayed the order for 12 weeks. to enable it to file an appeal in the Supreme Court.

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