The judicial commission appointed by the state government to probe the Adarsh scam has finally begun its work. Two months after it was constituted, the two-member inquiry commission, on Wednesday, visited the controversial Adarsh building at Colaba.
The members of the inquiry commission, retired Bombay high court judge JA Patil and former state chief secretary P Subrahmanium, along with officials of 11 different departments of state and central governments as well as defence establishments conducted the inspection for over three hours.
Justice Patil said they had prepared a detailed inspection report. “We inspected the building right from the ground floor to the terrace as well as its surroundings,” Patil said.
“We went to every flat in the building and measured it,” he added. Though Patil refused to elaborate on his findings, he said there was cooperation from all concerned parties, which included officials and members of Adarsh society.
The commission will now start its hearing from April 18. It will begin with the hearing of 103 allottees of the building.
The Adarsh scam had come to light that several politicians and bureaucrats were allegedly favoured in the allotment of flats in a society that was being built on a plot that was in the possession of the defence.