41 buildings of Vasai facing demolition action did not get relief from the court

The Bombay High Court on Monday refused to grant any relief from the demolition of 41 buildings in Vasai in Palghar district which were “illegal and unauthorised” and constructed on land reserved for a sewage treatment plant and garbage dump.

However, a division bench of Justices M S Sonak and Kamal Khata granted time till September 30 to flat owners residing in the building to vacate the premises, subject to them filing an affidavit in this regard.

In June this year, the bench, while hearing a petition filed against the buildings, had said that there was no impediment for the Vasai Virar City Municipal Corporation in taking action against such illegal structures.

Following this, the civic body demolished some structures and issued demolition notices for 41 other buildings, directing residents to vacate them within 24 hours.

On Monday, 15 people who own flats in these buildings approached the High Court seeking relief against the demolition action.

However, the court said the petitioners had failed to produce evidence that the buildings they were living in were constructed after obtaining permission from the authorities. The high court said the flat owners may have been cheated by the builder for which they can sue the person and get compensation.

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