Lata Mangeshkar has appealed the Maharashtra government not to punish the Campa Cola residents, who are facing eviction after the Supreme Court dismissed their plea against an earlier order asking them to vacate their premises.
The melody queen, 84, on Monday tweeted, “I just want to say one thing to Maharashtra government about Campa Cola case. Many people, including children and elderly people, will become homeless if the houses are razed. Three people have died because of the stress. It is injustice that the residents are facing trouble because of mistakes made by builders,” Mangeshkar said in a tweet.
Seven high-rise buildings of Campa Cola Housing Society in South Mumbai were constructed between 1981 and 1989. The builders had permission for only six floors.
However, one of the compound buildings, ‘Midtown’, has 20 floors and another building, ‘Orchid’, has got 17 floors.
As many as 102 illegal flats in the seven buildings will be razed. The deadline to vacate the flats was on June 2.