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Give building to Defence Ministry: HC to Adarsh

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Thursday has asked the Adarsh housing society to surrender the building to the Defense Ministry. The Division Bench of Justice P B Majmudar and Justice R

Published: 23rd March 2012 02:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:40 PM   |  A+A-

MUMBAI: The Bombay High Court on Thursday has asked the Adarsh housing society to surrender the building to the Defense Ministry.

The Division Bench of Justice P B Majmudar and Justice R D Dhanuka sermonised the politician members of Adarsh building to set an example by displaying the courage to accept their mistake.

“In the future, people would remember these politicians and say they had the courage to accept their mistake,” the Bench observed in the public interest litigation (PIL) filed by social activists.

“There is nothing wrong in accepting your mistake and surrendering before the law. You may have committed the mistake then, but there can be a change of heart. You are not murderers or terrorists or hardened criminals. Give the building back to the Defence Ministry,” said the Bench.

However, the court did not give any hint to the Adarsh society members if they do agree to surrender the building, how would that impact the criminal case against them.

The CBI, which has been consistently getting a drubbing from the High Court for ‘unsatisfactory’ investigations, got a pat on its back for the first time.

Expressing satisfaction with the CBI investigations, Justice Majmudar said the court had faith that the agency would complete the

probe as expeditiously as possible.



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