BMC Razes Illegal Extensions In MP Shatrughan Sinha's Home
The Mumbai civic body has razed illegal extensions and constructions in an eight-storey residential building owned by Bharatiya Janata Party Member of Parliament (MP) Shatrughan Sinha in the Juhu area. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had received several complaints of illegal extensions in Sinha's residence Ramayan in the last few months. Subsequently, notices were also served to him, a civic official said on January 9.
"Though Sinha replied to our notices, we still found lapses and extensions violating the construction norms. Therefore, we served him another notice last week and demolished the illegal constructions yesterday," the official said.
The Lok Sabha MP from Bihar, who has been at variance with the BJP's stand on a host of issues, was at home when the demolition work was carried out. The official said Sinha cooperated while the illegal extensions were razed at his home, where he lives with his family.
The cine star-turned-Parliamentarian had redeveloped his bungalow some years back to construct the eight-storey building.
According to the civic official, who supervised the demolition work, several extensions and alterations were made in the house, including two toilets and a pantry in the refuge area, a toilet on the terrace, an office and a 'pooja' (prayer) room. All these were not in sync with the approved plan, he said.
"We demolished all the unapproved constructions, but left the pooja room. We have given him (Sinha) time to relocate it. If he does not remove it, it will also be razed as our work is not over yet," the official said. He added that a police complaint against Sinha would be filed under the prescribed rules.
With inputs from Housing News