No one has right to invade flat owners’ privacy, says Bombay High Court

According to petitioners, a flat on the ground floor is co-owned by Zenobia, while flats on the first and second floors are occupied by Rustom. A flat on the third floor is used by Farhad while the fourth floor belongs to Rashna.

The Bombay High Court recently held that nobody has the right to invade the privacy of neighbours by installing CCTV cameras that may record movements of people coming in and out of their flats.

A petition was moved by a senior citizen, Farhad Ginwalla, and his three children Rustom, Rashna and Chherie against Farhad’s daughter Zenobia Poonawala. Farhad’s wife, late Pervin, was the owner of the building, Rutton Manor, on Garden Road in Colaba. The entire family stayed in the building.

According to petitioners, a flat on the ground floor is co-owned by Zenobia, while flats on the first and second floors are occupied by Rustom. A flat on the third floor is used by Farhad while the fourth floor belongs to Rashna. But according to the petitioners, the fourth floor flat is illegally occupied by Zenobia. They further alleged that the common building terrace, accessible through a passage on the fourth floor, has been locked by Zenobia. ..Read More..

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