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SC directs Centre to take over Adarsh Housing society within one week
The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Centre to take over Adarsh society in Mumbai within one week.

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to stay, for now, the demolition of the Adarsh Cooperative Housing Society building in Mumbai and told the Military Defence Estate office to take custody of it.

The hearing in the case has now been postponed to August 5.

The Adarsh Housing Society had moved Supreme Court against the Bombay High Court verdict directing demolition of the society.

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The society members had termed the demolition order passed by the Ministry of Environment and Forests in 2011 as ‘malafide’, maintaining they had all clearances.

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The MoEF in January 2011 had ordered that the building be demolished for violating coastal regulation laws. Within a month, the society had moved court for relief.