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HC stays flat sales in Worli tower over Navy fears

mumbai Updated: Jan 14, 2011 01:21 IST
Urvi Mahajani

Sale of flats in the 18-storey Harsiddhi Heights at Worli has been temporarily stayed by the Bombay high court following a petition by the Indian Navy citing security threat to its naval base, INS Trata.

A division bench of justice DK Deshmukh and justice Deshpande, on Thursday, stayed further sale and induction of occupants in the building.

The court also asked the developer to submit a list of all present occupants in a week, and has kept the petition for hearing after two weeks.

The Indian Navy had filed the petition in October seeking demolition of the building citing security threat and alleged that the building had not obtained the mandatory No-Objection Certificate from western naval authorities before construction.

Additional solicitor general Darius Khambata and advocate Dhiren Shah, representing the Indian Navy argued that the building was 57 metres from the naval base INS Trata. Khambata said rules prescribed that an NOC had to be procured from the navy for construction within 300 metres of the base.