SC denies forcibly eviction of Campa Cola residents

The Supreme Court has accused Brihamnmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) of misguiding people into believing that it had ordered a forceful eviction of residents from Campa Cola premises.

At the same time, the bench of Justice S.J. Mukhopadhyaya and S.A. Bobde also objected to the agitation of residents and blockades placed by the residents.

Justice Mukhopadhyaya warned the BMC not to “do anything in the name of the Supreme Court”. “Don’t put anything in our mouths. We have not directed you to forcibly evict,” Justice Mukhopadhyaya told the BMC.

This hearing was following an application filed by the residents seeking a clarification of the Supreme Court order.

In November 2013, the Court had given given a deadline till May 31, 2014 to vacate the premises in order to let the demolition take place. In June 2014, the vacation court refused to give stay to the demolition of the flats in Campa Cola Housing Society.

The Bench asked the BMC to show any order passed by the Supreme Court to evict the residents. Furthermore, it asked why no one had come to it earlier for a clarification.

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