In a major development after years of litigation, the Bombay High Court on Friday directed the Centre and the Ministry of Environment and Forests to demolish the controversial Adarsh Housing Society in Mumbai. The court also ordered an inquiry against politicians, ministers and government officers who were involved in the scandal.

The 31-storeyed residential building located in the posh Colaba area of south Mumbai has been embroiled in several controversies since it has come up and has become synonymous with corruption of the highest order and is seen as an example of how political patronages work in India.

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