Supreme Court ” tells Campa Cola residents to vacate premises by May 31″: 05.05.14

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has refused to extend the deadline for the eviction of Campa Cola society’s residents in Mumbai. The Supreme Court has asked the residents of Mumbai’s Campa Cola society to vacate the premises by May 31, 2014.

The court has given the direction that action will be taken against the residents who do not comply with it. The apex court has given the BMC the authority to demolish the flats if the residents do not vacate the flats by May 31, 2014.

The Supreme Court had stayed the demolition of flats at the Campa Cola complex in Mumbai on Tuesday and had said that apart from legal issues there was a human angle to the problem too.

Mumbai: SC tells Campa Cola residents to vacate premises by May 31

The court has given the direction that action will be taken against the residents who do not comply with it.

The court has given the direction that action will be taken against the residents who do not comply with it.
What is the issue?

According to reports the flats were built by one of Mumbai’s original underworld don’s Yousuf Patel.

The apex court took suo moto cognizance of the matter and passed an order after media reports on the demolition.

The flats were sold at 1/3 of the market value.

The architect says some of the owners were aware of the fact that it was illegal. Some others were fooled by the builders and some may have got forged documents. Residents felt that they can get the flats regularized later.

The original architect’s licence was cancelled by the BMC in 1984. An Ordinance can save the flats from demolition. The Maharashtra government is hesitant to promulgate an ordinance fearing similar demands from other illegal colonies.

Who is at fault?

The builder, who built and sold the flats.

The BMC, which registered flats.

Some occupants who bought it even after they were aware of the illegality.

The Maharashtra government which failed to act earlier.

What is next?

The SC has extended the deadline till May 31, 2014. Residents can continue to stay till May 31, 2014.

If the government finds a way out, demolition can be stopped.

The Maharashtra CM is under pressure to find a solution.

Residents hope that the government will something to resolve the issue.

But nothing has happened in the last 7 months.

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