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High rise near Navy base a security threat: Navy to HC

Last Updated: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 23:24

Mumbai: The Naval authorities on Friday told the
Bombay High Court that a high rise building in south Mumbai is
a security threat as there are sensitive installations in
the area.

A resident of the building Har Siddhi apartments, located
near the naval base INS Trata at Worli, moved the vacation
bench of High Court after BEST cut off the power supply on May
3, saying that the state government has declared the building,
to be a security threat, considering its proximity to the
naval base.
The court had sought the views of the Navy and the
Slum Rehabilitation Authority (SRA), the builder.

The Navy categorically told the court that existence of a
high rise so close to its base was a security threat.

Renuka Shah, the petitioner, had said that power supply
was cut off on May 3 without any written order.

As per BEST, Western Naval Command has been writing to
the SRA since 2005 to stop the projects in the area. The
building has not received No Objection Certificate from Navy,
as required under the law.
Court has now asked the Navy, as well as the builder, to
file affidavits in reply by May 26.


First Published: Friday, May 21, 2010 - 23:24

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