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HC asks state if inquiry was carried out while allotting second flats

The court has posted the matter for Wednesday as the public prosecutor was not present.

The Bombay High Court Monday asked the state whether an inquiry was carried out while granting a second flat to the same person under the Chief Minister’s discretionary quota. Citing non-compliance of its 2012 order,the court had last Monday directed the state to submit a list of all persons who had got two or more flats under the quota.

“There is non-compliance. The (order’s) first part is not complied with,even the latter part is not complied with. The only remark (state has given) is that both (flats) seem to belong to the same person. Tell us whether while granting the second flat,an inquiry was made,” said a division bench of Justice A S Oka and S C Gupte.

Citing a case,the court said,“There’s an interesting case. In 1994,a person discloses that she’s an artist,and in her second application,under the category of allotment,she states ‘dire necessity’.”

The court has posted the matter for Wednesday as the public prosecutor was not present.

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While hearing another petition pertaining to the same issue,the court sought a break-up of flats allotted under the CM’s 2 per cent discretionary quota for MHADA flats and 5 per cent for flats surrendered under ULC,and the fate of those who have been put on the waiting list for a long time.

It was hearing a petition by Manohar Bait (66) who claimed he had been eligible for a flat under the CM’s quota since 1989,but his name remained on the waiting list.

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