The controversial Adarsh cooperative housing society in Colaba is likely to face more legal trouble, as the Bombay High Court on Wednesday sought the complete list of all its 103 members.
While hearing a petition filed by Adarsh, the court noticed that the housing society had not submitted the list of all its 103 members, and instead an earlier list of 77 members was annexed to the petition.
The division bench of Justice BH Marlapalle and Justice UD Salvi pointed out to the counsel for the society, Rafiq Dada, that the annexed list of members was not an updated one.
Dada took strong exception to the further order of the court to submit the controversial society's reply to a notice issued by the ministry of environment and forests (MoEF), directing it to show cause why it should not
be pulled down immediately for not obtaining mandatory prior environmental clearance.
Dada pointed out that the present petition merely challenged the notices issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) and the Bombay Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) for disconnecting water and electricity connections for the 31-storey building, and it had no relevance with the MoEF show-cause notice.
But, the contention failed to impress the bench, which insisted that the society submit its reply for considering its case on merits. The court has now adjourned the matter till December 16.
BMC and BEST undertaking have issued notices to Adarsh last month after the Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority (MMRDA) withdrew the occupation certificate issued to the society.