Survey sheets mapping the Colaba area of Mumbai from 1872 to 1960, reported as missing from the city survey and land records office, have been found, counsel for the state government RM Vasudev told the two-member Adarsh Commission on Tuesday. However, they are still to be submitted to the commission.
There is no confirmation on whether survey maps of 1847 and 1882 have been found.
While the survey sheets cover Block VI of Colaba, on which Adarsh stands, the maps of 1847 and 1882 could show if the Adarsh plot existed at the time. They could establish if the plot was reclaimed after the 1970s, as the state has claimed, or if it was in the Army’s possession, as claimed by defence authorities.
Sanjay Dhikle, superintendent of city survey and land records, had told the commission on Friday that the survey sheets had gone missing, and that the maps were not available with his office.