The Bombay high court on Monday refused to come to the aid of residents of Worli’s Campa Cola compound and said it would not interfere with the civic body’s plan to demolish 140 unauthorised flats in the complex on May 2.
The residents moved HC on Monday, seeking more time on humanitarian grounds to vacate their flats.
A division bench of justice Abhay Oka and justice AR Joshi declined this saying their review petition in the Supreme Court — regarding its February 27 order to demolish the illegal floors, spread over 35 floors of seven buildings — is pending.
Residents have been protesting the demolition order and eviction notice, saying they should not be made to suffer for builders’ irregularities.
The complex, built in 1988, is under the scanner as builders allegedly constructed 17 and 20-storey towers though the BMC had only approved five-storey flats.
The bench also disposed of a petition by five occupants of the legal flats, who sought postponement of demolition to ensure no damage is caused to remaining flats.