Bombay High Court has summoned a Ward Officer of Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM), seeking explanation as to why an unauthorised structure on a private land was not pulled down.
The officer concerned will have to remain present in the court on June 1.
One Ravilal Rudka Rajput had filed a petition in the High Court, alleging that a relative of a local Shiv Sena leader had encroached upon his land in suburban Govandi.
C B Thavai started constructing on Rajput's land on May 20, petition alleged.
On May 26, Rajput came to Vacation Bench of High Court, and judges asked officer concerned to remain present.
The officer was not present on Friday. MCGM counsel said the land in question actually belonged to the government.
However, petitioner's lawyer Rakesh Dave pointed out that in 1997 the corporation had pulled down an illegal structure on the same land.
A Division Bench of Justices J H Bhatia and Mrudula Bhatkar was not satisfied with the corporation's reply.
"We are not satisfied with the reply. Keep the officer concerned present, or we will summon Municipal Commissioner, the court said, seeking a fresh reply on June 1.