SC to hear fresh plea against Campa Cola society residents` eviction

In a good news for the residents of illegal flats of Mumbai`s Campa Cola society, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a fresh plea against their imminent eviction.

By Deepak Nagpal | Last Updated: May 30, 2014, 14:34 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau/Deepak Nagpal

Mumbai: In a good news for the residents of illegal flats of Mumbai`s Campa Cola society, the Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear a fresh plea against their imminent eviction.

The apex court decision came even as the residents faced the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation`s June 2 deadline to vacate the illegal flats and hand over keys.

Despite the Supreme Court`s eviction order, none of the occupants of the 96 illegal flats in the seven buildings at Worli’s Campa Cola compound handed over keys to BMC officials, who have set up a counter for the purpose.

Yesterday was the first day of the municipal body`s five-day deadline to collect the keys.

The BMC had earlier this week served notices to residents asking them to vacate the premises by June 1, 2014.
“In the event of failure to hand over keys of the premises along with vacant physical possession by June 1, further legal action will be taken against you,” the BMC letter had stated.

It may be noted that the flats in question were built without BMC permission and were hence declared illegal.