Judicial commission inspects Adarsh Society

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 18:49

Mumbai: The Maharashtra government-appointed
judicial commission, which is probing irregularities in the
grant of various permissions to the controversial Adarsh
Housing Society, on Wednesday visited the 31-storey building in south
Mumbai.

The commission is headed by former Bombay High Court
Judge J A Patil, and includes former Maharashtra Chief
Secretary, P Subramanian as a member.
The officials from various state government departments,
Defence Ministry, and civic bodies accompanied the commission.

"We visited Adarsh to see the ground realities," Justice
Patil told reporters afterwards.
The inspection went on for two and half hours. The
officials took various measurements at the building and
surrounding premises. They also measured the adjacent Prakash
Pethe Road which was allegedly cut down for the sake of the
building.

"We examined the flats, car parking, and few other things
and also spoke to the society members including the secretary
and the chairman," Patil said.

Ashok Patel, a society member, said all the members
cooperated with the commission and provided the required
information.

The controversy about the building had forced the then
Maharashtra Chief Minister, Ashok Chavan, to resign last year.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011 - 18:49

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