Residents of 4 buildings in Digha get notice to vacate
SEPT 19 DEADLINE Court receiver will get buildings vacated, hand them to Cidco
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.”