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SC appoints retd judge to inquire into illegal Kochi construction case

The Supreme Court docket has appointed former Chief Justice of Calcutta Excessive Court docket, Thottathil B Radhakrishnan, to inquire into the alleged nexus of builders and officers in erecting unlawful residential flats that had been razed in Kerala’s Kochi in January 2020 on the highest courtroom’s order.

Whereas ordering  demolition of 4 condominium complexes that violated the Coastal Regulation Zone norms in Maradu municipality, the SC had in September 2019 requested the state authorities to pay inside 4 weeks Rs 25 lakh every to the evicted flat house owners. The courtroom stated that the state may recuperate the quantity from the builderor officers accountable for the unlawful constructions.

The state accordingly paid a complete of Rs 61.5 crores to the flat house owners and urged the courtroom to direct the builders to reimburse the quantity to the federal government.

The builders contended that it’s crucial to search out out who’s accountable for the unlawful development earlier than figuring out the quantum of legal responsibility.

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