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SC seeks Centre’s response on maintenance of Adarsh Society

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre, which has been handed over the possession of the 28-storey scam-tainted building, to respond to the plea of the Adarsh Co-operative Society on maintenance of the structure.

The housing society has sought a direction to the Military Engineering Services (MES), the custodian of the building, to ensure proper maintenance of facilities like lifts, generators and fire fighting equipments of the building as the office bearers of the society and flat owners have been barred from entering the premises by the apex court. 

A bench comprising Justices J Chelameswar and A M Sapre, which had asked the housing society to consider bearing the expenses to be incurred on maintenance, today sought views of the Centre and asked it to mull over appointing an army officer for the purpose.

“They (housing society) have hope that they will succeed in near future...People have homes and they want to maintain lifts...You (Centre) should consider appointing a responsible person to look into the issue,” the bench said while posting the matter after two weeks. The apex court had earlier asked the society to consider bearing the expenses to be incurred on maintenance of the 28- storey building whose possession has been handed over to the Centre in pursuance to the apex court’s order.
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