Retired Bombay High Court (HC) Justice J A Patil, who headed the commission that probed into the Adarsh Housing Scam was Thursday appointed by HC to inquire into the irregularities and illegalities in allotment of flats since 1980 under CM’s discretionary housing quota.
The HC has asked the retired Justice to not only inquire into the matter but make recommendations so that “criminal action can be set in motion” against beneficiaries who have availed the benefit by providing wrong information. While naming Justice Patil in the one-man committee, Justices A S Oka and G S Kulkarni directed the state government to provide all possible assistance to the former.
The judges even asked the petitioner Ketan Tirodkar to make available all documents in addition to the clerical assistance by the officials of the Urban Land Ceiling department and MHADA that could help the retired Justice in the inquiry. There were two types of allotments under the quota, two per cent of the MHADA scheme and five per cent under the ULC Act of the Urban Development Authority (UDA).