Those who allegedly were allotted flats in Harsiddhi Heights at Worli will be heard by the Bombay high court before an order is issued.
The Indian Navy, Western Naval Command, had filed a petition in October 2010 seeking demolition of the Worli tower saying that its vicinity to the INS Trata posed a threat because it (building) had aerial view of the naval base.
On Monday, the Indian Navy submitted in court a chamber summons [application] in which it added the 16 alleged allottees of the flats in the tower as respondents to its petition.
“The occupants would be directed affected by any order passed because we have sought demolition of the building. Hence we have made them party,” said additional solicitor general Darius Khambata, who is representing the Navy with advocate Dhiren Shah.
The chamber summons filed by Commander Dinesh Singh, commanding officer of INS Trata claims the developer, Prithvi Corporation, had not furnished details or copies of the agreement executed by them with the allottees.
The navy had asked the developer to give them copies of the agreement and the date on which the agreement was executed to ensure that all the flats were sold as claimed by the builder.
Justice DK Deshmukh and justice KK Tated kept the chamber summons for hearing on February 28 and asked Khambata to ensure that all the respondents are given a copy of the chamber summons.
The court will also hear the application filed by Nikhil Gahrotra, who has reportedly bought a flat in Harsiddhi Heights, seeking intervention in the navy’s petition on February 28.
The court had allowed his application to be joined as party on February 14.