Analysis of Adarsh Society Scam

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Adarsh society scam

What is adarsh society scam?

Adasrh society was formed in

The Adarsh Housing Society was originally supposed to be a six-storey building that would house Kargil war heroes and widows. But the building ended up being a 31-storey tower.

Members include his late mother-in-law Bhagwati Manoharlal Sharma, who died at the Chief Minister's official residence in July. It appears in the official list submitted by the society whose beneficiaries include former services chiefs, politicians and bureaucrats. 

The highrise is built on 6,450 sq metres within the Colaba naval area and was cleared on the condition of housing war veterans but now has 104 members including senior army commanders, a former environment minister, legislators and state bureaucrats. 

Former chief secretary D K Sankaran's son, Sanjoy, is among the allottees.

It is actually not clear that whether the land belongs to the defence or the state revenue department.

Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Saturday set up the two-member panel to probe how the 31-storeyed plush Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society came up on a piece of land meant for the families of Kargil martyrs and the allotment of flats to politicians, bureaucrats and military officials. Former Army chiefs, politicians and bureaucrats have all been allotted flats here for a fraction of the market rate. 

Navy has written to them that it never issued a no objection certificate (NOC) to the Adarsh Housing Society. 

The CBI today informed the Bombay High Court that it has registered case against 13 accused in the Adarsh Housing Society scam The CBI FIR including names of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan former senior Army officials of the rank of Major General and Brigadier,

The former top chiefs have claimed that they have now surrendered the flats.

The Union Ministry of Environment and Forests had on January 16 ordered demolition of the building within three months, holding it as "unauthorised" and built in violation of the spirit of coastal regulations.  the society is alleged to have got clearances from various authorities through dubious means. 

Searches are being conducted at Thakur's residences, residences general secretary,residence of Major General and Brigadier and office of Adarsh society.

There are many people who are actually involved in the conspiracy. The FIR has been filed under various sections of IPC including criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery and showing forged document as genuine besides sections pertaining to Prevention of Corruption Act. 

Chavan was the revenue minister between 2001-2003 and had dealt with files pertaining to the ownership of the land. He is alleged to have recommended 40 per cent allotment of flats to civilians in the society, which was meant for war widows and heroes of Kargil war.

The exposure of the scam forced the Congress party to seek the resignation of then Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan .

Maharashtra environment department had denied giving clearance to the society. “The reports make it clear that neither MCZMA nor the state’s department of environment gave any clearance for the high-rise building, The state environment department has denied giving clearance to Adarsh housing society.

The state environment department has denied giving clearance to Adarsh housing society.

Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society building violated provisions of the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification, 1991. No CRZ clearance or permission had been sought to construct the building. It concluded that the no CRZ clearance had been sought for incorporating 2269 sqm of BEST land. This was a condition imposed on the housing society by the state’s department of revenue when additional land was allotted in August 2005. The Adarsh Society has also violated the floor space index permissible in the CRZ-II area of Mumbai. This is prescribed in the Development and Control Regulations of 1967. ...
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