Pleas question granting of "Deemed Conveyance" to housing societies

The Bombay High Court on Wednesday adjourned hearing on the issue of granting “Deemed Conveyance” of land of Campa Cola buildings. The next hearing is on Friday, when the deadline for residents to vacate illegal flats ends.

Petitions filed by the Mumbai municipality and Pure Drinks Pvt. Ltd. have challenged the order of the Deputy Registrar of Cooperative Housing Societies granting ‘Deemed Conveyance’ of land and buildings in favour of six housing societies in the upscale Campa Cola compound at Worli here.

Both the civic body and Pure Drinks said they were not given a hearing by the Deputy Registrar while granting ownership right to the housing societies and flat purchasers on December 17, 2013 under the Maharashtra Ownership of Flats Act.

While the municipality said it was the owner of the land on which these buildings stood, Pure Drinks said it had obtained the plot for 99 years on lease and licence basis from the civic body. Pure Drinks had used the land for manufacturing cool drinks under the brand name “Campa Cola.”