Maradu flats: SC accepts curative petition by flat owners
Kochi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted the curative petition filed by the owners of Maradu flats against the apex court’s order to demolish the apartments.
The owners were relieved after the court registry accepted the petition as they had received a notice asking them evict the flats before Sunday ahead of demolition. The apex court had ordered to demolish the flats before September 20and submit a report.
The petition was filed by Golden Kayaloram residents association. It is noted in the petition that there were serious mistakes in the order to demolish the flats and they should be corrected. Instead of the local body secretary as instructed by the SC, a special secretary had formed the three-member committee.
The structure of the committee was changed without seeking permission from the court. Also the three-member expert committee was formed without the court’s permission. All these matters have been pointed out in the petition.
A five-member bench headed by the Chief Justice will consider the curative petition. Normally, a curative petition is considered in the chamber. But the petitioners have requested to consider the case in the open court. This will also be considered by the five-member bench.