A novel way to come up with illegal stalls seems to be catching on in the city.
“Some people are first taking a stay order on demolition from the court and then erecting stalls,” Bharatiya Janata Party leader Bhalchandra Shirsat said in the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
The leader said BMC officials during recent inspections found nothing at places where there were supposed to be stalls for which the city civil court had passed a stay order.
“The city civil court had on January 19 passed the order for maintaining status quo in the case of 26 stalls in Ghatkopar Pant Nagar and near Rajawadi Hospital,” Shirsat said.
“They culprits planned to build their illegal stalls later so whenever these faced demolition, they had the court order handy.” Shirsat said of the 26 stalls on which stays were obtained, four had come up on February 7.