New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday, July 22 gave out a huge ruling in which it gave Centre the possession of the Adarsh Housing Society a 31-storey building and further ordered the Centre to ensure the building is not demolished. The Bombay high court had in April ordered that the building be demolished.
"The handing over of possession has to be done on or before August 5. The process will be supervised by registrar general of the Bombay high court," today's order said.
Previously, the Bombay high court on had directed the Union environment ministry to demolish the controversial Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society building in Mumbai’s Cuffe Parade area, at the expense of the housing society. However, the court also gave 12 weeks’ time to the society to file an appeal before the court.
Adarsh Housing Society had moved to the Supreme Court against the Bombay HC's order which it gave out in April, which had also directed the centre to take action against the politicians and bureaucrats who had allegedly been living in the flats which were not intended for them but for the widows of the martyr's of Kargil war.
The decision was taken by the Supreme court with a bench comprising of justices Jasti Chelameswar and Abhay Manohar Sapre, where they gave the Centre a week’s time to do so. “We will not permit you to deal with the land anymore,” the court told the housing society. However, the court indicated that the housing society will not be demolished till further orders.