Maradu flats: Uncertainty over Solicitor General appearing for Kerala govt in SC
New Delhi: There is uncertainty regarding Solicitor General Tushar Mehta appearing in the Supreme Court on behalf of the Kerala government in the Maradu flats case.
Tushar Mehta informed the Kerala government that he can appear before the apex court only in support of the SC verdict. Following this, the Kerala government decided to appoint senior advocate and legal expert R Venkatramani in the case.
The Kerala government had earlier held administrative level discussions with Tushar Mehta. During this discussion, it was decided that the chief secretary will lead the procedures in connection with the demolition of the apartment complexes in Maradu. Following this, the chief secretary came to Kochi and led the procedures.
However, as the government stopped its procedures in the matter after one stage, Tushar Mehta expressed his inability in appearing before the SC. The Solicitor General informed the Kerala government officials and advocates that he would never take a stand against the apex court verdict.
Now, Tushar Mehta is likely to appear in the SC on behalf of Kerala government only if it guaranties to implement the apex court verdict.
Company ready to demolish buildings
Meanwhile, a Bengaluru based company has approached the SC expressing readiness to demolish the apartment complexes. Accurate Demolishing informed the apex court they were ready to demolish the buildings if paid and police protection was provided.
Earlier, the Kerala government had taken a stance that there weren’t any firms with technical expertise required to demolish the apartment complexes. The private company has come forward against this stance.