Ground Report | New Delhi: Why Supreme Court order demolition; In a significant decision, the Supreme Court has ordered real estate company Supertech to demolish two of its multi-storey buildings in Noida, adjoining Delhi. Supertech had built two 40-storey high towers named the Apex and the Cayenne in the Emerald Court, which had about 1000 flats.
But the residents of Emerald Court opposed this move of the company and they went up to Allahabad High Court against it. The Allahabad High Court had ruled against Supertech in the ongoing dispute between Supertech and Emerald Court Owner Resident Welfare Association and others.
After this, Supertech took the help of the Supreme Court and got the Allahabad High Court’s decision stayed. But on Tuesday, the Supreme Court, accepting the decision of the Allahabad High Court, ordered the demolition of these towers.
Why Supreme Court order demolition
A bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah of the Supreme Court, in its order, said that the construction of these two towers located at Supertech Emerald Court, Noida, violated norms and they were to be demolished by Supertech at its own expense within the next two months. The court has also said that the flat owners should be returned their money with 12 percent interest by the company.
In this case, sharp comments have been made by the courts regarding the collusion between Noida Authority and Supertech. The court has said that what Supertech has done is very wrong as these towers have been constructed on the common green land given to the housing society. Reprimanding the Noida Authority, the court had said on August 4 that every part of it smells of corruption.
Allahabad High Court also gave the same decision
Earlier in the year 2014, the Allahabad High Court had ordered the demolition of both these towers within four months, while delivering the verdict in this case. Along with this, orders were also issued to take action against the officials of the Noida Authority. But after Supertech filed a petition in the Supreme Court, the order of the High Court stayed.
The Supreme Court had ordered NBCC to investigate the matter. And on August 4, after all the arguments, he had reserved his decision. On Tuesday, a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and MR Shah said that there was no need to interfere with the judgment delivered by the Allahabad High Court on April 11, 2014.