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Bombay High Court Refuses To Allow Municipal Corporation To Remove Encroachments, Says Cannot Allow Anyone To Go Homeless During Pandemic [READ ORDER]

Lawstreet Journal 2 Oct 2020 7:05pm

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The Bombay High Court on 30th September 2020, Wednesday for the first time conducted a physical hearing in 6 months, and the advocates who were unable to attend did it virtually. While observing it the Court stated that it cannot permit anyone to go homeless in this Covid-19 situation. The Bench was led by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, comprising of Justice AA Sayed, Justice SS Shinde, and Justice KK Tated where it rejected the application of Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) seeking the implementation of the National Green Tribunal order. The order of NGT basically averred the removal of encroachments along the riverbeds. 

The full bench had passed the order directing extension of all interim orders passed by the High Court of Bombay and all its benches in Maharashtra and Goa and the subordinate courts. The order described that the orders of eviction, dispossession, and demolition which are already passed by the Courts will stay suspended till 31st October 2020 as directed before. 

 

The Bench further noted that- 

In such view of the matter, we consider it just and appropriate to extend the interim order passed on this suo motu petition, which is due to expire today till October 31, 2020, on the same terms as directed earlier.” 

And as for the PCMC plea to allow the acquiescence of the order of NGT dated September 26, 2019, and June 16, 2020, the court referred to other orders which have been extended from time to time throughout the pandemic and the Court mentioned that “A larger bench… Continue Reading...


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