Land grabbing case: MHADA replies to IAF charges
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Last Updated: Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 20:46
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Housing and Development Authority (MHADA) on Wednesday filed a reply to the Air Force's allegations that it had grabbed defence land.

The IAF had alleged that MHADA manipulated property records to take over nearly 49,000 sq m of defence land at the Rifle Range in Golibar, Santacruz.

Six buildings have come up on this land as part of a slum rehabilitation scheme and the IAF has sought their demolition.

In its reply, MHADA said the land in question had been given to it by the state government in 1971 and so the state government should also be made a party to the court proceedings.

The civil court hearing the case then adjourned the matter to tomorrow.

The IAF had accused MHADA of allowing a private developer to illegally set up multi-storied apartments on the land without procuring a no-objection certificate from it.

Apart from the six seven-storey buildings, a seventh one, proposed to be 14-storeys tall, is under construction on the land.


First Published: Tuesday, April 06, 2010, 20:46

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