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I have returned Adarsh flat, says ex-Navy chief admiral

mumbai Updated: Oct 31, 2010 01:31 IST
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Amid a controversy over allotment of apartments to former heads of services among other VIPs in the Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai, former Navy chief Admiral Madhavendra Singh said on Saturday that he had returned the flat.

“What more do you want us to do?” he told CNN-IBN.

He further said, “I have returned the flat. The moment I found that it was not meant for us but was meant for war widows, I have returned it. “Now it is up to the Society to decide what they want to do with it.”

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

"The inquiries are on...whatever the inquiries establish, we will see," Singh said.

The highrise is built on 6,450 sq metres within the Colaba naval area and was cleared on the condition of housing war veterans but now has 104 members including several senior army commanders, a former environment minister, a few legislators and quite a few state bureaucrats.