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Campa Cola residents continue to fight for ‘justice’

The BMC will begin the demolition process of 96 illegal flats in Worli’s Campa Cola compound on Friday.

Campa Cola residents thwarted attempts by municipal authorities to cut off essential supplies to the illegal flats, blocking their entry into the compound. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

The MCGM officials arguing with implacable residents of the upscale housing society amid repeated chants of "we want justice". (Source: Express photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)

Having met with failure, the municipal authorities would try and convince the residents again before thinking of using force to evict them. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

Residents of Campa Cola Compound blocked the entry of officials on Friday. (Source: Express photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)

A woman broke down while protesting the demolition at Campa Cola compound on Friday. (Source: Expreess photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)

A resident carries her baby as other people in the compound perform 'havan' to save their homes on Friday. (Source: Expreess photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)

Residents protesting the demolition at Campa Cola Compound on Thursday. (Source: Express photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)

The BMC will begin the demolition process of 96 illegal flats in Worli’s Campa Cola compound on Friday. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

A delegation of around 30 officials from Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport undertaking (BEST) and Mahanagar Gas, along with civic and police officials are expected to reach the compound to begin the demolition process. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

A number of RPI workers carrying party flags were present outside the gates and BJP leader Shaina N C was seen engaged in animated discussions with the municipal authorities and residents, who said they would continue their peaceful protest and oppose any move to evict them. (Source: Express photo by Amit Chakravarty)

In this file photo residents of Campa Cola are seen praying at the compound after the final notice was served from Bombay Municipal Corporation to evacuate flats at Campa Cola in Mumbai. (Source: Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

In this file photo Vidhay Shrinivas, resident of Campa Cola is seen packing and shifting his belongings after the final notice from BMC. (Source: Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

“On the first day, we will only cut off electricity and gas connections to the illegal flats. We are aiming to finish this in the next three days, after which we will begin breaking the internal walls of the seven buildings,” said additional municipal commissioner, Mohan Adtani. (Source: Express Photo by Prashant Nadkar)

The demolition process will also be filmed and used as proof against the residents in case they protest against the civic officials. (Source: Express Photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)

“In case of resistance, we will try and engage in a dialogue with the residents, but we will not use any force. We will send the recording to the Supreme Court (SC) and file a contempt petition against the residents protesting,” added Adtani. (Source: Express Photo by Pradeep Kocharekar)