to cooperate with the agencies.
"I have appealed to them to cooperate with the agencies," he said.
"My duty is to represent them (residents). I don't want to give them false hope," he said.
"It is a very categorical order by the Supreme Court," Deora said, replying to a query on options like the state government issuing an ordinance to provide relief to the residents.
"Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has been in favour of supporting residents. He understands the humanitarian aspect involved. But he also knows that there are legalities involved," Deora said.
Deora spoke of "collusion" between builders and local officials which led to the flouting of norms. "It is important to ensure that the builders don't go unpunished," he said.