Mumbai: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) officials reached Worli’s Campa Cola Compound with police force on Saturday and asked them to cooperate.
Anand Waghralkar, BMC deputy commissioner, said that the residents should not take the law in their own hands. He said, “We have come here today but we are not applying any force on them. We are making them understand that they are taking laws in their hand. They should go according to court orders. They cannot stop government from carrying out their action by their emotional talks. We will come tomorrow also. The police will enquire about those who have stopped us from doing our duty after identifying them.”
While trying to convince the officials, the residents requested for some more time saying that they are going through a very tough time.
The residents had yesterday thwarted attempts by Municipality officials to demolish their houses and cut off the power and water supply.
The BMC was supposed to begin the building’s demolition on Friday, by disconnecting power, water and gas supplies to all illegal flats. The residents, however, blocked the attempts of the authorities to enter the compounds..