HC or­ders State to take ac­tion against al­lot­tees of il­le­gal flat un­der CM’s quota

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The Bom­bay High Court Mon­day asked the state to can­cel al­lot­ment of mul­ti­ple flats un­der the chief min­is­ter’s dis­cre­tionary quota and ini­ti­ate crim­i­nal ac­tion against such ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

The state will have to in­form the di­vi­sion bench of Jus­tices A S Oka and A S Chan­durkar on Au­gust 26 about the ac­tion it has taken with re­gard to reg­is­ter­ing FIRs and can­celling al­lot­ment of mul­ti­ple flats to var­i­ous ben­e­fi­cia­ries.

The court was act­ing on ac­tivist Ke­tan Tirod­kar’s PIL, which claimed that ben­e­fi­cia­ries of flats un­der CM’s quota were ei­ther re­lated to MLAs or MPs or were in­flu­en­tial politi­cians and their fam­ily mem­bers.

The PIL al­leged the state had not pros­e­cuted those who were al­lot­ted two or more flats, ei­ther by fil­ing FIR or can­celling al­lot­ments. Tirod­kar had al­leged that while “re­source­ful” peo­ple were al­lot­ted flats at con­ces­sional rates from the CM’s dis­cre­tionary quota, the needy ones were left out. On March 20, the HC had set aside the state’s pol­icy for al­lot­ment of houses un­der the CM’s quota. The HC de­scribed the pol­icy as “il­le­gal, ir­ra­tional and un­fair” and asked the state to come up with a fresh, trans­par­ent and fair pol­icy.

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