Navy says it had not issued NOC to Adarsh Society

Indian Navy on Tuesday told the Central Bureau of Investigation, probing the upscale Adarsh co-operative housing society scam in south Mumbai, that it had not issued `No Objection Certificate` for the construction of the building.

Mumbai: The Indian Navy on Tuesday told the Central Bureau of Investigation, probing the upscale Adarsh co-operative housing society scam in south Mumbai, that it had not issued `No Objection Certificate` for the construction of the building.
"After we sought details pertaining to the Adarsh
society, the Navy informed us that NOC was not given for the
construction of the building," a senior CBI official told PTI
on condition of anonymity.

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

The high-rise is built on 6,450 sq metres within the
Colaba naval area and was cleared on the condition of housing
war veterans but now has 104 members, including senior Army
commanders, a former Environment Minister, legislators and
state bureaucrats.

CBI has also written to the Union and the state
Ministry of Environment and Forests, seeking details about the
clearance given to construction of the building.
The departments have been asked to provide details like
if they have issued a clearance for the construction of
building and if the area falls under Coastal Regulation Zone
II, they added.

However, the source said the preliminary probe suggested
the area where the building came up came under CRZ I.

PTI

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