Bombay Dyeing got nod to build on mill land illegally: Govt
A 38-storey residential-cum-commercial tower is under construction on the plot, popularly known as Spring Mills.
“The section officer working in the Textile Department, one P D Chavan, on October 4, 2004, issued a letter to the petitioners (Bombay Dyeing) allegedly according approval to the said proposal dated August 19, 2004, without any authority of law in as much as the same was not only not approved by the hon’ble minister of textiles but also not approved by the hon’ble chief minister,” an affidavit filed by Chandrashekhar Gajbe, Deputy Secretary, Department of Cooperation, Marketing and Textiles, on December 7, 2012, states.
The affidavit was filed after Nusli Walia-majority owned Bombay Dyeing moved court against the BMC’s June 2012 stop-work notice on the company’s upcoming projects on the mill land. Bombay Dyeing had also challenged a January 5, 2012, government communication telling the BMC that no official approval was granted to the company’s modified proposal on its mill land, and the BMC asking the company’s architects to submit an amended layout in accordance with the permission granted on November 10, 2003.
Urging the court to set aside the letter issued by the government to the BMC, Bombay Dyeing has called it a “patent abuse of
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