Actor Irrfan Khan has been served a notice by Mumbai Municipal Corporation for unauthorised constructions at his fifth-floor flat in the same Goregaon building where comedian Kapil Sharma resides. Not only Kapil and Irrfan, some of the other residents of building have also been served notices by BMC for illegal constructions. DLH Enclave, the building where the two actors reside has been in the eye of controversy, due to complaints of unauthorized constructions. The issue was highlighted in November 2014, when BMC issued a notice under Section 351 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, which is invoked for any unauthorized building or structure constructed contrary to the approvals.
The notice was served under Section 53 (1) of the MRTP Act 1966. Several other residents, living on the fourth floor and twelfth floor, among others, too were served a notice by the corporation. As per a official’s statement to TOI, a report have been submitted to municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta regarding the illegal constructions on September 9. The authorities may take further action is likely to be taken after Ganeshotsav.
Comedian Kapil Sharma on Friday kicked up a row when he tweeted that BMC officers have demanded a bribe of Rs 5 lakh for the construction of his premises in Versova. In reply to his charges, BMC put further allegation on the actor that he not only flouted norms for construction of his office but also for his residence in Goregaon.