Environment Ministry decision on Adarsh today

Last Updated: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 10:47

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: The fate of Mumbai`s scam-tainted Adarsh Society, which is facing a threat of demolition for allegedly violating green norms, is expected to be decided by the Environment Ministry on Friday.

The Environment Ministry had issued a show-cause notice to the society on November 12, 2010, asking why the 31-storey building should not be demolished for "violating" environmental norms.

The Ministry, earlier in the week, received a written reply, in which the society demanded an immediate end to proceedings against it, insisting that it had got all the required clearances.

The Society has also slammed the "undue haste" shown in the initiation of punitive proceedings against it and "converting" their "meritorious case" into a "trial" by media.

The society has got caught in a controversy after it was detected that several flats meant for the kin of Kargil war victims were given to others, including politicians and top military officials and bureaucrats.



First Published: Friday, January 14, 2011 - 10:47

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