Maradu flats: SC dismisses writ petition, refuses to order probe on officials
New Delhi: The Supreme Court (SC) on Friday dismissed the writ petition by flat owners in Maradu seeking to establish their right to live. Justice Arun Mishra said that the earlier order had clarified everything regarding the matter.
The SC rejected the second writ petition by flat owners in Maradu. The apex court also refused to order an investigation against government officers who gave approval to construct the flats violating Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) rules.
The bench led by Justice Arun Mishra said that all the directions were included in the order to demolish the flats. The SC clarified that it would file a contempt of court case if the flats were not demolished.
The petitioners had demanded that government officials were involved in the construction of flats at Maradu and that a detailed investigation was necessary. However, the SC refused to entertain the petition. The petition was submitted by Manoj Kurian a resident of one of the flats.
Earlier, the SC had rejected a writ petition on July 5 and review petitions on July 11.
It must be noted that the Supreme Court on May 8 ordered to demolish the apartments Holy Faith, Alfa Ventures, Golden Kayaloram, Jains Coral Cove and Holiday Heritage built in Maradu violating Coastal Regulation Zone rules. Earlier, the high court had given a favourable verdict to the flat owners. But the Coastal Regulation Authority approached the Supreme Court against it.