Kochi: The state government has appointed a new officer to demolish the Maradu flat. Fort Kochi Sub-Collector Snehil Kumar Singh is in charge. The IAS officer was given the task of removing the municipal secretary. The move comes after the Supreme Court took a strict stand on the issue. It has also been suggested that timely demolition procedures be initiated.
The HC had earlier rejected the plea of the owners of the timber flat. The plea against eviction from the flat was rejected. The action was taken by the Supreme Court. The High Court said the Supreme Court action is a response to violators. The court also asked the chief secretary to give an affidavit on Friday demanding that when will the flats to be demolished.