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Panvel’s deputy mayor threatens to burn Navi Mumbai airport | Navi Mumbai News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Bombay high court on Tuesday was told that Panvel deputy mayor Jagdish Gaikwad had issued “very serious threats”, including one of burning down the new airport at Navi Mumbai if it is not named after PWP leader, the late D B Patil.
A bench led by Chief Justice Dipankar Datta was urged by advocate Filji Frederick, who filed a public interest litigation for framing of a policy on naming of airports, to hear the matter when convenient.
Frederick said the Centre’s response was sought on the status of the draft policy for naming of airports. “In the meantime, very serious threats and statements have been made by the deputy mayor of Panvel municipal corporation,’’ he added.
The judges asked if the airport was ready and how much work was left. Frederick answered, “It appears that 60% work is complete. The threat by the deputy mayor is that construction of three runways will be stopped and they will go to the extent of burning the airport.” He said the statements appeared in the press.
The CJ said the bench will take up the matter next month. The HC website has notified that the CJ will be presiding at the Nagpur bench till July-end.



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