The Supreme Court on Monday said it would not be "averse" to any relief that Maharashtra government might offer to Campa Cola Housing Society residents who are seeking another chance to save their illegal flats which they were asked to vacate.
The Supreme Court today sought a response from Maharashtra government and Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on the plea of Campa Cola Housing Society residents seeking another chance to save their illegal flats which they were asked to vacate.
At Campa Cola compound, some have moved out but continue to visit everyday, determined to make their presence felt in the building and in spite of the threat of a contempt petition.
Campa Cola should be yet another warning signal to our polity that the root of all corruption lies in giving our politicians and bureaucrats discretionary powers which they can misuse.
The BMC on Monday started disconnecting water and electricity supplies in the Campa Cola society, which has been declared as illegal by the courts. Here are the photos.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) disconnected the power supply to the Campa Cola compound on Monday.
BMC officials have gathered outside the Campa Cola residency in Mumbai to begin the eviction process of residents living in illegal flats. Gathered at the venue are RPI (Athawale) and BJP leaders. Follow live updates here.
Campa Cola residents now want part of the illegal construction regularised based on available FSI on the plot, thus reducing the area to be demolished drastically.
Ashish Jalan, a Campa Cola resident said they would no longer obstruct the MCGMwhich was implementing the SC order on illegal flats and allow the civic officials inside the complex from tomorrow.
Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) officials reached the housing complex in the plush Worli area of south Mumbai and for the third day today were seen trying to convince the residents to let them perform their duties.
Despite police complaint against them for obstructing government officials, Campa Cola residents stay defiant, looking for alternatives.
In face of increasing resistance to eviction from Campa Cola compound residents, the civic body has filed a police complaint against those preventing officials from implementing the Supreme Court order even as its team has decided to try again to convince the occupants to leave the illegal flats today before opting for use of force.
Defiant Campa Cola residents today thwarted attempts by municipal authorities to cut off essential supplies to the illegal flats, blocking their entry into the compound by locking up the gates and forming human barricades.
After the residents who were blocking the gate of the Campa Cola society refused to listen to the secretaries about the possible legal fallout for going against a Supreme Court order, Deputy Municipal Commissioner Anand Waghralkar told the media the civic won't take any action today. Here are the images of all that happened at Campa Cola today.
Some floors of the Society—a complex of six buildings—is facing demolition for illegal construction.
Mumbai municipal officials today descended on the posh Campa Cola society to cut off essential supplies to the illegal flats but are facing stiff resistance from the residents.
Residents of the Campa Cola buildings held a prayer ceremony for family members they lost during the past several months as the protests continued.
At the first stage of eviction, the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) will cut off electricity, water and gas supplies to the illegally built flats. Internal walls of the flats would be pulled down in the second phase before finally demolishing the balconies.
"After learning about the sudden death of two residents, we have decided to postpone the demolition for next three days on humanitarian grounds. Now, the demolition action will begin on Friday, 20 June," said Mohan Adtani, additional municipal commissioner adding the residents requested to postpone it to carry out the funeral.