Harshvardhan Patil, the co-operative housing minister, has dissolved the controversial Venus co-operative housing society's elected body and appointed an administrator.
The society came into limelight due to two illegal tenants, Snehal Poojari, in chief minister Prithviraj Chavan's flat (No. B-201) and Tarana Singh in Congress MP Hussain Dalwai's flat (No. B-301) in same building.
"The decision to dissolve the society was deliberate because we opposed illegal tenants occupying the flats of the CM and the MP. They were staying here illegally and troubling other residents. The chief minister has put pressure on the co-operative housing minister and dissolved our society and appointed an administrator," said a resident of the society.
Sources said that after the dna report, Chavan evicted his tenant, 23-year-old Snehal Poojari. And, Tarana Singh has shifted to another flat in the same building.
"They had not entered into any legal leave and license agreement, nor obtained a police NOC. If something untoward happens, who will be responsible? As a precautionary measures, we registered a police complaint and these girls threatened us taking the CM's name. They even complained against us in the registration department. We also have filed a complaint with the registration department and are expecting a stay on the minister's order," said another member of the society.
When contacted, both the chief minister and the co-operative housing minister were not available for comment.