Res­i­dents of 4 build­ings in Digha get no­tice to va­cate

SEPT 19 DEAD­LINE Court re­ceiver will get build­ings va­cated, hand them to Cidco

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NAVI MUMBAI - Arvind Walmiki arvind.walmiki@hin­dus­tan­times.com Tas­neem Kausar ht­for­nav­i­mum­bai@hin­dus­tan­times.com

Three peo­ple, in­clud­ing a trans­gen­der, have been ar­rested for killing a 25-year-old man at Ulhasnagar on Tues­day.

San­tosh Suryawan­shi was al­legedly suf­fer­ing from men­tal ill­ness. The three — Manoj Ka­los, 42, his son Bandya, 22, and the trans­gen­der Shar­ifa Asha Guru, 30, all res­i­dents of Valmik­i­na­gar in Ulhasnagar num­ber 5. San­tosh was adopted by a trans­gen­der named Ashabai Suryawan­shi, 60. Shar­ifa told Ashabai that Manoj could treat her son.

On Septem­ber 1, San­tosh was taken to Manoj and without Ashabai’s knowl­edge some black magic was done. Po­lice in­spec­tor Mo­han Wagh­mare from Hill lime po­lice sta­tion said, “On Septem­ber 3, Ashabai told Shar­ifa that the prob­lem has cropped again. Shar­ifa again took San­tosh to Manoj where he was beaten up. Shar­ifa told Ashabai that Manoj was re­mov­ing the evil spirit.”

After con­tin­u­ous beat­ing, San­tosh died on Tues­day. From Satur­day to Tues­day, he was kept in a room at Kapilesh­war tem­ple. The post-mortem re­port found that he had suf­fered in­ter­nal in­juries. The three have been re­manded in po­lice cus­tody till Septem­ber 11.

The res­i­dents of four build­ings that are un­der the con­trol of the court re­ceiver in Digha have been given no­tices to va­cate their houses by Septem­ber 19.

The move has once again raised fears in the area among res­i­dents who will be ren­dered home­less after the de­mo­li­tion.

As per the or­ders of the high court, the re­ceiver has con­tin­ued with the de­mo­li­tion ac­tion. It has now is­sued no­tices to Amrut Dham, Durga­mata Plaza, Avd­hoot Ch­haya and Datta Krupa build­ings in the area which have been built on Cidco land.

The Bom­bay high court has or­dered CIDCO, MIDC and NMMC to de­mol­ish 99 build­ings in the area which it has termed il­le­gal. Ac­cord­ingly, the MIDC has so far de­mol­ished nine build­ings.

The res­i­dents had ap­pealed to the court to stop the ac­tion, but it ruled that the state gov­ern­ment take a de­ci­sion on it. The state gov­ern­ment had in the mon­soon ses­sion stated that it has taken a de­ci­sion to reg­u­larise il­le­gal con­struc­tions up to De­cem­ber The res­i­dents of Digha had ap­pealed to the court to stop the de­mo­li­tion ac­tion.

2015 and sub­mit­ted an af­fi­davit ac­cord­ingly in the high court. The high court has, how­ever, not yet given the green sig­nal on it.

The re­ceiver will get the build­ings va­cated and hand it over to Cidco. With the fes­tive sea­son on, the res­i­dents are in a lurch as to where they can move.

The no­tices have also up­set the res­i­dents of build­ings lo­cated on MIDC land, as they fear that it could be their turn next.

Kr­ishna Kate, a res­i­dent, said: “I had sold by vil­lage land and used my sav­ings, along with mort­gag­ing jew­ellery to pur­chase the flat here. Now I could lose the roof over my head and with it ev­ery­thing will go.”

He added, “We are pray­ing that the court will ac­cept the gov­ern­ment’s pro­posal and spare our houses. We sim­ply can­not af­ford to buy an­other house. We are pray­ing to God to help us face this cri­sis.”

HT FILE

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