An bench of Justices Jagdish Singh Khehar and C  Nagappan on Friday agreed to hear the matter on Tuesday after senior counsel Vikas Singh told the Apex Court that it was a human problem as 40 families would be evicted.

However, the Apex Court did not stay its earlier order to evict 40 owners of the unauthorised flats by May 31.

The Apex Court’s decision came even as the residents faced the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's June 2 deadline to vacate the illegal flats and hand over the keys.

In spite of the Supreme Court's eviction order, none of the inhabitants of all the 96 illegal flats in Worli’s Campa Cola compound handed over keys to BMC officials.

The BMC had earlier this week issued notices to occupants living in the unauthorized accommodations, asking them to vacate the premises by June 1, 2014.

The flats in Campa Cola housing society were built without BMC permission and were hence declared illegal.

(Agencies)

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