Allot Adarsh flats to widows of Kargil war heros, demands NGO
May 12, 2016  21:21
An NGO on Thursday demanded that flats of Adarsh cooperative housing society -- which is facing demolition in keeping with a Bombay high court order -- be re-allotted to widows of Kargil war heroes who had sacrificed their lives for the nation.
Members of "Bharat Against Corruption" , led by its president Hemant Patil, on Thursday gathered near Adarsh society tower at Colaba in south Mumbai to stage a demonstration but withdrew their protest when police told them that section 144 of CrPc -- which prohibits assembly of ten people in an area -- was in force.
Patil and other members of the NGO were then taken to Azad Maidan police station and later let off.
Speaking to reporters, Patil demanded that the Maharashtra government should file an appeal in the Supreme Court against the Bombay high court order which had recently asked the Centre to demolish Adarsh society as it was illegally built upon the plot of land.
The land was to be allotted to war widows and hence the allotment to bureaucrats and others was illegal, Patil told PTI.
The Bombay HC, on April 29, had ordered demolition of the 31-storey scam-tainted Adarsh tower and sought criminal proceedings against politicians and bureaucrats for "misuse" of powers, holding that the building was illegally constructed.
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