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HC to appoint retd judge to detect double allotment of flats from CM quota

Bombay High Court

Bombay-High-Court-Mumbai-1Mumbai: The Bombay High Court today said that a one-man committee of a retired district judge would be appointed to scrutinise all applications since 1989 for acquiring flats under the Chief Minister’s discretionary quota in Maharashtra in order to detect cases of double allotment.

The suggestion was given by a bench headed by Justice Abhay Oka who asked the Registrar General of the High Court to give a list of names of retired judges, who could be appointed on the committee.

The bench said the committee would study applications which had sought flats under CM’s quota and also affidavits filed by applicants to find out whether any beneficiary had got double allotment of flats by giving false declaration that he or she does not own a house in the state.

The bench further said the committee would also verify whether a beneficiary of a flat in one agglomeration had got another house in another agglomeration.There were a total of nine agglomerations in the State, an affidavit filed by the State Government said.

The court said it would pass an order on September 29 on appointment of a retired district judge for this committee.

In the meantime, the bench asked the state to submit additional data about the flats it had taken back from those who had been allotted double houses from CM’s quota and also information about FIRs registered against double allottees.

On the last occasion, the state had informed that it had filed FIRs against 27 persons who had secured double allotment of houses from CM’s quota by giving false declarations.


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