Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Friday ordered the demolition of the controversial Adarsh building.

The move would be a blow to netas and babus and a big victory for all the Kargil martyrs.

The Adarsh Housing Society, a posh 31-storey building was constructed on prime real estate in Colaba, Mumbai for the welfare of war widows and personnel of the Indian army. A probe later found that politicians, ministers and bureaucrats had been granted apartments cheaply. 

Issuing a statement on the demolishing of the Adarsh building, BJP spokesperson Madhav Bhandari said, “It proves that all decisions taken by former Chief Minister Ashok Chavan was illegal.”

Bhandari called it a historic decision and claimed that he welcomed it. 

The scam was unearthed in November 2010 which led to the then Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan’s resignation. It was found that three of his relatives had been given apartments in the 31-storey building.

There was a spate of petitions filed in Bombay High Court seeking CBI monitoring of this investigation.


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