Last week, Cidco had issued notices against 27 illegal constructions and demolished 17 of them. There was opposition against the drive, but they managed it with help of police. Meanwhile, both Cidco and MIDC have been carrying out demolition drive following the directions of the high court. MIDC and Cidco had begun a crackdown on 99 unauthorised buildings in Digha after the Bombay high court directed the municipal corporation to remove all such structures.
The Bombay high court had asked the Navi Mumbai police to investigate the role of officials from different agencies in the illegal structures case. In most cases, the Rabale police registered cheating and forgery cases under sections 420, 120 (B) and 406, along with, other relevant sections of the IPC. “In the new list,
we have mentioned the names of the people who constructed the illegal buildings and the area. This way, people get to know the reality before buying a house or shop in those buildings,”
Cidco workers demolish illegal structures at Sector 20 in Belapur on Thursday. All demolition drives are being done with police protection because of opposition.