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Adarsh society to move court against govt decision to revoke OC

BEST has also threatened to cut off electricity and water supply to the building.

The promoters of the controversial Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society,have decided to move the Bombay High Court against BEST and MMRDA for their decision to disconnect electricity supply to the society and revoke occupation certificates issued to its members.

Following the controversy,Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan directed the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority (MMRDA) to revoke the occupation certificates (OC) issued to the members of the society.

The Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST),which supplies water and electricity to the building,has now issued a notice to the society asking them to produce the OC or else the electricity supply would be disconnected.

“The society has decided to file a petition in court against the decision of the BMC and MMRDA and against the media for tarnishing their image. The land neither belongs to the Defence nor was it reserved for Kargil war heroes. It belongs to the state government,” a source close to the development told PTI.

A controversy has erupted over how the Adarsh society in Colaba,originally meant to be a six-storeyed structure to house Kargil war heroes and widows,got converted into a 31-storeyed building.

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The promoters of the society,however,did not respond despite repeated attempts.