Corrupt govt. servants, politicians will be sent to jail, says lawyer on Adarsh scam

, 5:49 PM IST

Mumbai : Welcoming the Bombay High Court’s decision to demolish the Adarsh Housing Society, Y.P. Singh, who is one of the lawyers in the case, on Friday said he was confident that the corrupt government servants and politicians involved in the scam would be sent to jail.

“There are two types of cases in Adarsh Society scam. First was related to demolition of building. We are very happy that we have won the case,” Singh told ANI.

“Regarding the second part, we’re confident that corrupt government servants and politicians will be sent to jail under the PMLA and the Prevention of Corruption Act,” he added.

In a major setback to the residents of the Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai, the Bombay High Court today ordered its demolition.

The court has also ordered inquiry against the politicians, ministers and officers involved in the Adarsh Housing Society scam.

The court has given 12 weeks time to the Devandra Fadnavis-led Maharashtra Government to appeal in the Supreme Court against its order.

The society, originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil war heroes and war widows, was converted into a 100-metre-tall building.

The 31-storey Adarsh Housing Society, originally meant for Kargil war heroes, landed in controversy after media reports said that several politicians, bureaucrats and defence personnel owned flats there. (ANI)