A metropolitan magistrate Friday sought a report from the senior inspector of the Worli police station seeking action taken on a complaint filed by Chandru Khemani on behalf of 140 families residing in the Campa Cola compound,whose demolition has been protected by interim relief granted by the Supreme Court.
Khemani,a resident of an eighth floor flat in the Orchid Co-operative housing society in the compound,had filed a complaint against M/s Pure Drinks,PSB Constructions,BY Constructions,M/s Krishna Developers and officers of theBMC on July 6.
Contending that the police did not act on his complaint,Khemani filed a private complaint before a metropolitan magistrate in Dadar. Khemani,in the complaint filed through lawyers Pradeep Havnur and Jamshed Mistry stated that the accused had usurped approximately 24,000 sq ft area for constructing illegal flats which were sold to various purchasers,including the complainant,for wrongful gains.
The private complaint was filed following an SC order in February upholding the demolition of illegal floors in the complex. The apex court had,however,directed the residents to seek redressal before the appropriate fora against the developers. The residents are also probing the possibility of acquiring alternate accommodation from the developers, Havnur said.
In February,1983,the complainant stated,the corporation had amended building plans and allowed construction of nine buildings of ground-plus-five floors. However,the builders allegedly exceeded FSI by 24,779 sq m.
According to Khemanis complaint,in 1984 the accused submitted a revised plan to the corporation to construct a stilt-plus-24 storey building,a stilt-plus-16 storey building and added two floors to one five-storey building and one floor to another five-storey building in the compound. Builders went ahead with the construction even after BMC held it was in gross violation of the plan.
Khemani urged the metropolitan magistrate to order an inquiry to unearth the alleged illegal action of the accused in ursurping the FSI of the plot.
Cops have been asked to submit its report on August 5.