New Delhi, Jan 16 (Agencies): The scam-hit Adarsh housing society building in Mumbai should be demolished for violating green norms, the Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF) said on Sunday.

Environment ministry in its report on the Mumbai Adarsh Housing society scam, which recommends demolition of the tainted building for flouting Coastal Regulation Zone rules, suggested three options including partial and full demolition of the building apart from handing over the society to the government.

Meanwhile, Adarsh Society lawyer Satish Maneshinde said that he did not see the order as yet and the order was illegal passed by the minister.

The environment ministry had November last year served a notice to the society, asking it why the illegal floors in the building should not be demolished.

The 31-storey building in Mumbai's plush Colaba locality was originally meant to be a six-storey structure to house Kargil War heroes and their kin but was later extended to 31 floors allegedly without mandatory permission.

It also became the centre of a scam that claimed the job of former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan after allegations surfaced of collusion between bureaucrats and politicians to corner flats in the building constructed on a prime plot measuring nearly 6,500 sq m in south Mumbai.