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No action on Campa Cola for now, BMC moves back

Campa Cola housing colony residents protest

A team of municpal corporation was returned without proceeding with action on Campa Cola compound today

Campa Cola housing colony residents protestMumbai: A team of municipal corporation was returned without proceeding with action on Campa Cola compound today after facing strong protest from the residents.

A team of three assistant municipal commissioner and one deputy municipal commissioner, along with some employees of Mahanagar Gas and BEST, had reached the Campa Cola compound today at around 11.30am  for demolition proceedings. Over 50 cops were positioned outside the Campa Cola society gates.  The officials were there to cut off the power, gas and water supplies to the 102 illegal flats here.

BMC had decided not to force the residents but the proceedings were filmed as a measure if residents use violence, it would had presented the footage to the Supreme Court.

Residents prevented the police and civic officials from entering the compound, just as they did during the last confrontation in November 2013,  by forming a human barricade at the entrance.

Whereas, officials had expected to cut off all the targeted connections in three days to  begin demolition of the internal walls, which would take at least three months to complete.

Additional police force from the central region and state reserve police force was deployed in the area to maintain law and order. In an attempt to mark a protest, Campa Cola residents had conducted havan on the premises.

Some political parties had appeared on the scene to support the residents.

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