SC orders demolition of 31-storeyed Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society

, 5:09 PM IST

New Delhi: Upholding the 2011 order of the Ministry of Environment, the Bombay High Court on Friday ordered the Centre to demolish the 31-storeyed Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society in south Mumbai and to initiate criminal proceedings against bureaucrats and politicians for the illegal construction.

“The court has upheld the order of the ministry of January 16, 2011, to demolish the building within three months, but it was challenged by the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society,” said Y.P. Singh, one of the lawyers involved in the case.

The high court has also ordered an inquiry against the politicians, ministers and officials involved in the scam and allowed the Maharashtra government three months to appeal against it in the Supreme Court.