Members of the controversial Adarsh Co-operative Housing Society in Cuffe Parade moved the Bombay High Court, on Monday, challenging the cancellation of its Occupation Certificate (OC) and subsequent disconnection of electricity and water supplies.
The society’s OC was cancelled by the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) earlier this month.
On November 3, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation and the Bombay Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) undertaking disconnected the building’s water and electricity supply after it was revealed that it was constructed in alleged violation of Costal Regulatory Zone rules.
The society, in its petition, has stated that all clearances and necessary permissions were obtained from appropriate authorities before the building was constructed and there was no violation of any kind.
“The building is not constructed on defence land,” it states, adding, “The picture created in the media regarding irregularities and illegalities involved in constructing the building is factually incorrect.”
The petition adds that the cancellation of the occupation certificate violated principles of natural justice as no notice was issued to the society beforehand.
The petition is likely to come up for hearing on November 29, before a division bench comprising justice PB Majmudar and justice Mridula Bhatkar.
The controversial building was originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil war heroes and their kin, but was later extended to 31 floors allegedly without mandatory permissions and allegedly violated Coastal Zone regulations.