The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed the writ petition by flat owners in Maradu seeking to establish their right to live. Justice Arun Mishra that the earlier order had clarified everything regarding the matter. The SC rejected the second writ petition by flat owners in Maradu.
The apex 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 against its May 8 judgement, directing demolition of five apartment complexes.
Today’s ruling effectively means that nearly 400 flat-owners face the the demolition of their homes by the famous backwaters of Kerala. Today’s petition, now thrown out, was a last ditch effort to save their homes and their hard earned money.
–India Legal Bureau