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SC adjourns hearing on Dahisar mangroves

Snehal Rebello, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, January 05, 2011
First Published: 02:22 IST(5/1/2011) | Last Updated: 02:24 IST(5/1/2011)

The Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned the hearing of a case regarding the destruction of mangroves in Dahisar.

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Ravi Builder’s counsel, senior lawyer Ram Jethmalani, sought an adjournment seeking more time to file a reply.

“The builder wanted more time to file a reply to the report submitted by judge ML Tahilyani. The report notes the destruction of mangroves and other environmental violations,” said Harish Pandey, member of New Link Road Residents Forum, one of the petitioners.

The report was submitted to the apex court on December 15 by principal judge of the sessions court, ML Tahilyani. It pointed out environmental violations by Ravi Builders, who had been allowed to repair a bund in the area on the condition that mangroves would not be destroyed.

The next hearing of the case is on January 10.

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