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Campa Cola residents thwart attempts to cut off supplies

Campa Cola residents thwart attempts to cut off supplies
Defiant Campa Cola residents on Friday thwarted attempts by municipal authorities to cut off essential supplies to the illegal flats, blocking their entry into the compound by locking up the gates and forming human barricades.

With the deadline set by authorities for vacating the flats ending on Friday, officials of the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai descended on the Campa Cola compound this morning with a large police contingent in tow, only to be greeted with closed gates and women pleading with folded hands, asking them to go away.

High drama was witnessed as MCGM officials argued with implacable residents of the upscale housing society in Worli to let them in amid repeated chants of ‘we want justice’.
The authorities, who intended to cut off electricity, water and piped gas supplies to 102 illegal flats in the premises as part of their plan to force the occupants to vacate before demolition could be undertaken, beat a retreat after two failed attempts to convince the residents and said they would try again tomorrow.

Having met with failure, municipal authorities would try and convince the residents again before thinking of using force to evict them.
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