Mumbai : Even as the Supreme Court declined to stay the Campa Cola building demolition scheduled by the city’s civic body, the latter has issued notice to the residents asking them to hand over their keys and allow a peaceful hand-over to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).

On Monday a notice was sent to the chairman of the co-operative housing society, “…Residents occupying illegal flats in the society, to submit their keys to the chamber of the assistant engineer (maintenance) of the G south ward office between May 29 and June 2.”

The BMC has also requested society members to be present as well to assist the civic body gain physical possession of the illegal flats.

The notice, added that the keys already handed over to the society may also be forwarded to the corporation.

“Once the keys are handed over, our staff will accompany you to take physical possession of the vacant premises on the same day,” the notice states.

The missive warned against the failure of residents to hand over the keys by June 1, it would invoke legal action against the residents.

Additional municipal commissioner (city) Mohan Adtani, confirmed the news about the notice and said, “We hope the residents will cooperate with us, failing which we will intimate the Supreme Court after June 2.”

A resident of the society said that they would decide their future course of action only after May 29.

To mark solidarity with each other the residents plan to hold a candlelight march on Tuesday evening at 6.30 pm.

The march will be held within the Campa Cola premises.

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