Maradu flats: Govt seeks legal advice of solicitor general; owners to approach president
New Delhi/Kochi: The state government has sought the legal advice of solicitor general in connection with the demolition of Maradu apartment complexes. The government sought advice from Thushar Mehta after the supreme court directed to demolish the buildings before September 20 and submit the report on this.
Earlier, a senior IAS officer of the Kerala cadre had attempted to hold discussions with the senior counsel, but in vain. Following that, a special team of lawyers sought the advice from him.
The solicitor general advised that when the chief secretary submits the report on September 20 he must inform the supreme court that the government is liable to execute the apex court order and the steps for the demolition have begun. Chief secretary issued notices to flat owners based on this advice. This move was to avoid contempt of court action against the chief secretary.
Based on his advice, chief secretary will inform the supreme court that the government is liable to execute the orders and steps have begun to demolish the buildings. It is learned that solicitor general will appear in the Supreme court for the state government after this.
Meanwhile, flat owners will approach the president and prime minister against the supreme court verdict apart from the writ petition planned to be filed in the high court. Besides, appeals also will be filed to 140 MLAs in the state.