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Sunday 22 November 2020

Housing society chairman who failed to audit his old building acquitted

MUMBAI: A magistrate court recently acquitted the chairman of a Ghatkopar (W) housing society two years after he was booked for failing to get a structural audit done on the old and reportedly dilapidated building despite a BMC notice. The court held that without making the legal entity, the housing society, an accused, only the office-bearer could not be held responsible in his personal capacity. 

“Evidence on record reveals the notice is issued only to the chairman and secretary of the premises without issuing a notice to the society. The owner is a society. Hence, without making the legal entity an accused, only office-bearers cannot be held responsible in their personal capacity,” the court said. read more...

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