The SC has decided to hear the plea of residents of illegal flats in Worli’s Campa Cola Compound, based on new documents they recovered recently, on January 6. The new documents, as reported in dna on December 17, show that the BMC, during 1988-87, had considered a proposal to regularise unauthorised flats in lieu of penalty. The penalty, however, was partially paid by developers, resulting in non-regularisation of the flats.
The court has also allowed the occupants a hearing in connection with the review petition they had filed following the SC judgment on February 27. The hearing is scheduled for January 20.
A resident of Esha Ekta Apartments said the hearings are crucial from the residents’ point of view.
“We have been demanding a hearing of the review petition for long now. Finally, it is happening.
We will highlight the point that the BMC did not produce these papers before the SC during the earlier hearings despite possessing them,” he added.