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Faiza Khan, Khar East Andolan

Posted on May 6, 2012

When you ask about the court cases in now, the residents will wrly reply with the famous Hindi film dailogue. “Tareek pe tareek! Tareek pe tareek! “. The hearing on this Monday, the 7th of May, will be 20 months since the criminal case has been in the High Court. In 2009, builder Shivalik Ventures had faked signatures of residents of Ganesh Krupa Society (GKS) in Golibar to claim the 70% consent it needed to redevelop the Golibar slum. On that list of signatories was Sulochana Pawar who had died four years before she allegedly gave her consent. Going by the rules of the SRA, this should have, at the very least, led to the ouster of Shivalik Ventures from this redevelopment project.

Instead, the then Slum Rehabilitation Authority(SRA) chief, Mr. S. (remember this name, it’ll come up again later!) asks the residents of GKS to settle for a compromise. The police had been even more nonchalant and refused to investigate the case until the Court directed them to do so. Once on it, they were so baffled by this seemingly obvious case of fraud that for 20 months, they’ve been seeking extension after extension to complete their investigation. The Court has been very obliging. Meanwhile MHADA’s demolition squads, with police protection continue to break people’s homes.

So the is clearly not on their side, specially after it backtracked on the GRs last year. The police never was. Their only hope of any justice was in the Courts. Until the Nyay Sagar scam came to light.

Akankhsha tai and other women from Ganesh Krupa are huddled around a copy of Janta ka Aaina, a community newspaper. They burst into cackling laughter. “Yeh toh apna Chandrachud hai!“(This is our Chandrachud!). Apna Chandrachud is Justice Chandrachud of the Mumbai High Court who has been hearing the matter of the Golibar GR case in the High Court. Now he’s on the frontpage, accused in a major land scam, along with Justice Khanvilkar who is hearing the Golibar criminal case (of the forged signatures). There are 13 other Judges and ex-Judges accused.
Nyay Sagar and Siddhant are two multi-storeyed buildings built on a plot of government land that was reserved for the . The judges of the High Court led by then Justice Rebello (now Chief Justice of the ) formed Nyay Sagar Co-operative Housing Society in 2001 and in collusion with Vilasrao Deshmukh  de-reserved all but 10% of this land and appropriated it for themselves. This change in the Development Plan of this plot, Survey No 341 (Part) CTS No 629 from being reserved for the homless to Residential was facilitated by some very senior bureaucrats, including Mr. Zende (the SRA chief who asked residents of GKS to settle for a compromise). What is shocking though is that the land was handed over to Nyay Sagar CHS much before it was de-reserved.

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Even the de-reserving was a sham. Once it is decided that the reservation of a piece of land is to be changed, there is a notification which is open to the public for 30 days in case they have objections. This notification was made public on 16.6.2004 but just six days later, on 22.6.2004 ,the status of the land was modified. The Ghar Bachao Ghar Banao Andolan has filed a complaint with the Anti Corruption Bureau asking them to file an FIR.

Akanksha tai laughs when she reads the buildings are called Nyay Sagar (meaning Ocean of Justice) and Siddhanth (Principles). But then she asks soberly, “Now where are we to seek justice?”

THE WALL OF SHAME

THE ACCUSED IN THE CASE
1. Shri Vilas Rao Deshmukh, the then ,
2. Shri Sangeetrao, the then Collector Mumbai Suburb,
3. Shri SS Zende, the then later Collector Mumbai Suburb,
4. Shri RC Joshi, Principal Secretary, Department of Revenue,
5. Shri Ramanand Tiwari, the then P. Secretary UDD,
6. Other Unknown Govt. Official/s.
7. Justice V C Daga,
8. Justice A M Khanwilkar,
9. Justice B R Gavai,
10. Justice S M Ghodeshwar,
11. Justice S Radhakrishnan,
12. Justice S A Bobde,
13. Justice P V Kakade,
14. Justice R Lodha,
15. Justice G D Patil,
16. Justice F I Rebello,
17. Justice D K Deshmukh,
18. Justice D B Bhosale,
19. Justice D G Karnik,
20. Justice J P Devdhar,
21. Justice DY Chandrachud


A letter from Justice Rebello to ex-CM Vilasrao Deshmukh misusing his official letterhead for a non-official matter
More documents will be made public soon.

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  1. Due to the Forward caste FC(5-15%), BC(50%), SC/ST/Minorities (35-45%) hegemony in Indian politics/business/judiciary, India may disintegrate like USSR.
    90% of corrupt money is with Forward caste leeches.
    (goo DOT gl/NFK0A) is the solution.
    (2012)
    Black Money in Swiss banks = $1.4 trillion (FC)
    Coal Mining Scam = $213 billion (FC)
    Karnataka Wakf Board Land Scam = $39 billion (FC)
    Andhra Pradesh land scam = $20 billion (FC)
    Service Tax and Central Excise Duty fraud = $3.82 billion (FC)
    Gujarat PSU financial irregularities = $3.39 billion (FC)
    Maharashtra stamp duty scam = $126 million (FC)
    Highway scam = $13.97 million (FC)
    Ministry of External Affairs gift scam = $100,000 (FC)
    Himachal Pradesh pulse scam = $200,000/month (FC)
    Flying Club fraud = $38 million (FC)
    Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association scam = $10 million (MC)
    Punjab paddy scam = $3.59 million (FC)
    Arvind Joshi and Tinu Joshi = $50 million (FC)
    Uttar Pradesh seed scam = $9.98 million (FC)
    (2011)
    Obsolete French Fighter Jets = $11 billion (FC)
    NHRM = $2 billion (BC)
    Goa mining scam = $700 million (FC)
    Noida Corporation farm land scandal = $40 million (SC)
    Bellary mines scandal = $3.2 billion (FC)
    BL Kashyap EPFO Scam = $118 million (FC)
    Hasan Ali Khan = $8 billion (MC)
    ISRO-Devas = $300 million (FC)
    Cash-for-votes = $715,000 (FC)
    (2010 – 1948)
    2G spectrum scam/Radia Tapes = $6.9 billion (BC)
    Adarsh Housing Society (FC)
    Commonwealth Games = $15.5 billion (FC)
    LIC Housing Loan scam = $200 million (FC)
    Belekeri port = $12 billion (FC)
    Lavasa = $80 million (FC)
    Uttar Pradesh Food Grain = $44 billion (BC)
    APIIIC = $2 billion (FC)
    IPL Cricket = $8 billion (FC)
    Madhu Koda = $800 million (SC)
    UIDAI = $1 billion (FC)
    Vasundhara Raje land scam = $4.4 billion (FC)
    Satyam = $1 billion (FC)
    Scorpene Deal = $10 million (FC)
    Oil-for-food programme (Natwar Singh) = $10 billion (FC)
    Gegong Apang PDS = $200 million (ST)
    Taj corridor = $44 million (SC)
    Kargil Coffin (MC)
    Ketan Parekh = $200 million (FC)
    Barak Missile = $200 million (FC)
    Calcutta Stock Exchange = $2 million (FC)
    Cobbler scam = $214 million (FC)
    Sukh Ram = $5 million (FC)
    SNC Lavalin = $10 million (FC)
    Advani Hawala = $18 million (FC)
    Bihar fodder = $211 million (BC)
    C R Bhansali = $200 million (FC)
    Pickle bribes = $20,000 (FC)
    Telgi scam = $4.46 billion (MC)
    JMM bribes = $59,000 (FC)
    Sugar import = $130 miillion (MC)
    Harshad Mehta = $800 million (FC)
    Indian Bank = $260 million (FC)
    Bofors = $400 million (FC)
    Bofors = $400 million (FC)
    HDW commissions = $4 million (FC)
    Antulay = $6 million (FC)
    Nagarwala = $1 million (FC)
    Haridas Mundhra = $10 million (FC)
    Kuo oil scandal = $440,000 (FC)
    Teja loans = $5 million (FC)
    BHU = $100,000 (FC)
    Jeep scandal = $160,000 (FC)

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