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Supreme Court reiterates demolition stand; Slams flat owners

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published Jul 6, 2019, 2:14 am IST
Updated Jul 6, 2019, 2:14 am IST
The bench lambasted the petitioners and the senior counsel, who appeared for them, for playing a “fraud on the court.”
Holy Faith (left) and Alpha Ventures are located on the banks of Kochi backwaters in Maradu.
 Holy Faith (left) and Alpha Ventures are located on the banks of Kochi backwaters in Maradu.

Kochi: The residents of the five apartment complexes in Maradu failed to get any respite from the Supreme Court on Friday with the court iterating its earlier order to demolish the complexes for violating the Coastal Regulation Zone rules.

The residents are shell-shocked by the sharp comments made by a bench comprising Justice Arun Mishra and Navin Sinha in connection with the case. The bench lambasted the petitioners and the senior counsel, who appeared for them, for playing a “fraud on the court.”

 

The bench was furious that the petitioners managed to get a stay order against the demolition from another bench during the court vacation.  "That bench (vacation bench) should not have entertained the matter at all," the two judges observed.    

Blaming the petitioners as responsible for the other bench committing judicial impropriety, Justice Mishra castigated the senior advocates who appeared in the matter.

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