Patna: Home owners of the Santosha Apartments in Patna on Friday forced the Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) to retreat after they formed a human chain outside the building to prevent the demolition of the top three floors that the PMC says were constructed in violation of the original plans.
As reported, the Supreme Court had earlier upheld the PMC's contention that the builders built the top three floors of the Santosha Complex in violation of the original blueprint passed by the concerned authorities. It then ordered the PMC to bring the floors in question down by July 10.
Earlier, more than two dozen crew members carrying jackhammer, sledgehammer, and other heavy demolition tools like JCB and cranes arrived at the apartment complex located in Bandar Bagicha to tear down the top three floors. However, angry residents, forming human chain, stopped them from entering the premises despite the presence of a large number of police officials who, by and large, remained moot spectators to the entire incident.BLOG COMMENTS POWERED BY DISQUS