Adarsh Society to move Bombay HC

The promoters of the controversial society have decided to move the HC against BEST and MMRDA.

Mumbai: The promoters of the controversial
Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society have decided to move
the Bombay High Court against BEST and MMRDA for their decision to
disconnect electricity supply to the society and revoke
occupation certificates issued to its members.

Following the controversy, Maharashtra Chief Minister
Ashok Chavan directed the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional
Development Authority (MMRDA) to revoke the occupation
certificates (OC) issued to the members of the society.

The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport
(BEST), which supplies water and electricity to the building,
has now issued a notice to the society asking them to produce
the OC or else the electricity supply would be disconnected.

"The society has decided to file a petition in the
court against the decision of the BMC and MMRDA as well as
against the media for tarnishing their image. The land neither
belongs to the Defence nor it was reserved for the Kargil war
heroes. It belongs to the state government," a source close to
the development said.

A controversy has erupted over how the Adarsh Society
in Colaba, originally meant to be a six-storey structure to
house Kargil war heroes and widows, got converted into a
31-storey building.

The promoters of the society, however, did not respond
despite repeated attempts.