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Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society matter: SC adjourns hearing till Oct. 6

Updated: Sep 30, 2016 13:15 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 30 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Friday adjourned the hearing in the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society matter till October 6.

A division bench of the apex court, headed by Justice J. Chelameswar deferred the matter for the said date. The society has sought more time to send notices to more than 90 residents who have locked their flats.

The top court had earlier this month asked the Centre, which has been handed over the possession of the 28- storey scam-tainted building, to respond to the plea of the Adarsh Co-operative Society on maintenance of the structure.

The Supreme Court had earlier asked the society to consider bearing the expenses to be incurred on maintenance of the 28- storey building whose possession has been handed over to the Centre in pursuance to the apex court's order.

The apex court had on July 22 asked the Centre to secure possession of Adarsh apartments, built at Colaba in posh South Mumbai locality, for Kargil heroes and war widows, after taking its possession from the housing society by August 5.

Earlier, the Bombay High Court had ordered demolition of the apartments and sought initiation of criminal proceedings against politicians and bureaucrats for "misuse" of powers, holding that the tower was illegally constructed. (ANI)