Supertech towers: Noida Authority too files plea before SC

Written by Dipankar Ghose | Noida | Updated: May 2 2014, 15:48pm hrs
A day after real estate giant Supertech moved Supreme Court against an Allahabad High Court order directing that of its two towers be demolished, the Noida Authority too filed a Special Leave Petition before the apex court.

On April 11, the Allahabad High Court had ordered the demolition holding that the under-construction towers, numbered 16 and 17, were being built in violation of the UP Industrial Area Act and the UP Apartment Act.

In its order, a bench of Justices V K Shukla and Suneet Kumar had slammed the role of the Noida Authority and said the officials who gave sanction to the construction be identified and prosecuted.

Taking advantage of the situation, the builder lobby is exploiting peoples needs by setting up illegal construction and the unfortunate part of this is that it has active assistance of the officers of the development authority..., the court had said.

A Noida Authority official said, We have submitted to the Supreme Court that the Noida Authority acted within the framework of regulations that it is meant to and there was no wrongdoing at all.

On Wednesday, Supertech had appealed to the apex court, arguing that they had not been able to put forth their case satisfactorily before the Allahabad High Court. There is no wrongdoing and the towers have come up after due clearances, R K Arora, CMD and MD of Supertech, had said.