NEW DELHI/ PANAJI:
The Supreme Court has given a partial reprieve to the owners of Curlies restaurant, which was being demolished by the GCZMA along with Revenue authorities this morning.
The SC has stayed demolition only in Survey No 42/10 rest the demolition to continue.
Here is what the Suprem Court Order says:
This matter is mentioned for urgent listing. Considering the fact that the impugned order was passed on 06.09.2022 and the fact that the demolition has been going on, we have taken this matter on Board and heard learned counsel.
Mr. Huzefa Ahmadi, learned senior Advocate for the appellant, has invited our attention to certain documents to submit that the structure in Survey No.42/10 was in existence prior to the year 1991. He has further submitted that his client stands by the statement recorded by the National Green Tribunal in paragraph 8 of its Order to the effect that only Survey No.42/10 belongs to the appellant and other structures do not belong to him.
Issue notice, returnable on 16th September, 2022.
Mr. Abhay Anil Anturkar, learned Advocate, has accepted notice on behalf of Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority.
Other respondents be served dasti.
Pending notice, we direct as under :
(a) Consistent with the statement made by the learned senior Advocate on behalf of the appellant, structures in existence in lands other than Survey No.42/10, are not covered by the width of this Order. Resultantly, if there be any unauthorized construction in lands other than Survey No.42/10, the demolition can certainly go on.
(b) There shall be stay of demolition with respect to structures standing on Survey No.42/10 subject to the appellant not undertaking any commercial activity in or with respect to said structure.
(c) Mr. Anturkar, learned Advocate, shall file response on behalf of the concerned respondents on or before 14th September, 2022, enclosing all the reports in connection with the matter as well as the pictures and plans.
A copy of this Order shall immediately be
communicated to the concerned respondents.
In any case, Mr. Anturkar, learned Advocate, has undertaken that he shall immediately communicate the text of the order to the concerned respondent(s). According to Mr. Anturkar, learned Advocate, he has already sent an appropriate message to the Member Secretary, Coastal Zone Management Authority.