SC reprimands chief secretary over Maradu flats demolition row
New Delhi: The supreme court of India came down heavily on Kerala chief secretary Tom Jose, over the Maradu flats demolition row. While considering the case the top court said that all the Coastal Regulation Zone norms violation incidents in Kerala will have to be examined. It also decided to pronounce the detailed verdict in the case on Friday.
The apex court also directed the state government to submit a report on the time period required to demolish the apartment complexes, on Friday.
SC criticised the government on the measures taken in the matter and also the affidavit submitted.
The top court, while considering the case, asked for the chief secretary. Following this Tom Jose came forward. Justice Arun Mishra asked him, when the complexes will be demolished? He also enquired how many people lost lives in the recent Kerala floods and whether the project of building houses for the flood-victims was complete.
Then senior advocate Harish Salve who appeared for the government, intervened and said that government requires more time to submit the detailed report. Following this, Arun Mishra asked the state government to submit the report on Friday.