Housing societies can’t be de-registered for illegal construction by some members: Bombay HC

Registration of a co-operative housing society cannot be cancelled on the ground that some of its members have carried out unauthorised constructions within their respective flats, the Bombay high court held on Monday.

“In my view, registration of society granted under the provisions of the Maharashtra Co-operative Societies Act, 1960 cannot be set aside on the ground that a few members of the society had carried out unauthorised constructions in their respective flats,” said justice RD Dhanuka while striking down a May 1999 order of the secretary, co-operatives department.