HC ap­pointed jus­tice JA Patil to probe CM quota flats

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Bom­bay High Court ap­pointed re­tired judge jus­tice JA Patil to probe into the al­le­ga­tions of ir­reg­u­lar­ity and il­le­gal­ity in al­lot­ments un­der the chief min­is­ter’s hous­ing quota and sub­mit a re­port to the Bom­bay high court (HC) by April 30 next year. Jus­tice JA Patil had pre­vi­ously con­ducted an in­quiry into the Adarsh so­ci­ety scam, to scru­ti­nise the al­lot­ments and make rec­om­men­da­tions for ac­tion in cases where il­le­gal­i­ties have been com­mit­ted. The CM has two quo­tas 2 per cent of the houses built by the Ma­ha­rash­tra Hous­ing and Area De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (Mhada), and 5 per­cent of those built un­der the Ur­ban Land Ceil­ing Act. Court has di­rected state gov­ern­ment to make avail­able to the judge records go­ing back to 1982, in­clud­ing all ap­pli­ca­tions made, and or­ders passed while al­lot­ting flats. The court noted that it was a ques­tion of “valu­able prop­erty vest­ing in the state” and that though the state had taken steps to iden­tify il­le­gal al­lot­ments and pur­sue ac­tion “the ex­er­cise re­quired to be done has not been done”. Even Ke­tan Tirod­kar the pe­ti­tioner has been asked to make avail­able all doc­u­ments in ad­di­tion to the cler­i­cal as­sis­tance by the of­fi­cials of the Ur­ban Land Ceil­ing depart­ment and MHADA that could help the re­tired Jus­tice in the in­quiry. From De­cem­ber 1st the Jus­tice JA Patil will com­mence his work, with help pro­vided by two se­nior gov­ern­ment of­fi­cers. “More than 20 cases of il­le­gal al­lot­ments have been iden­ti­fied,” said the court. The next hear­ing for the case will be heard on May 5, 2015, after the re­port is sub­mit­ted.

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