Mumbai: The Bombay High Court on Tuesday pulled up the Maharashatara government for its inaction on Adarsh housing society scam.
Observing that the scam smacks of "a clear-cut case of manipulation" by the collectorate, the state Revenue Ministry and Urban Development Ministry, the court said, “Everybody who was supposed to clear the file was gifted a flat”.
Coming down heavily on the Maharashtra government, the court said the state seems to have gone out of its way to help former Army Chiefs Deepak Kapur and Nirmal Chandar Wij in allotting flats. Both Kapoor and Wij got the flats as "exceptional cases".
Dissatisfied with government’s insufficient reply, the court further said, “This is not a floor of the House. The court wants specific answers.”
A Division bench comprising of Justices BH Marlapalle and UD Salvi asked the state government why no FIR has been registered in the case as of now. "You took action against Society, what about the government officials", the court questioned.
“When will you act”, the High Court asked.
The court made the observations while hearing a petition filed by Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society challenging cancellation of occupation certificate and disconnection of water and power supply by the civic authorities.