Mumbai fire backlash: Now, BMC targets BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha’s residence, demolishes illegal extensions

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New Delhi | January 9, 2018 3:15 PM

Shatrughan Sinha had redeveloped his house some years back to construct the eight-storey building

BMC, Shatrughan Sinha, Shatrughan Sinha residence, Mumbai fireBMC targets BJP MP Shatrughan Sinha’s residence, demolishes illegal extensions (Image Source ANI)

After a number of people died in tragic circumstances in the Mumbai Kamala mills fire, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has gone into an overdrive in an attempt to get rid of illegal construction in teh city. Today it targetted the illegal extensions of the residence of BJP MP and cine star Shatrughan Sinha. BMC carried out a demolition drive at Sinha’s residence that is located in Mumbai’s Juhu. The BMC officials have in the past two months received several complaints regarding the illegal extensions of Sinha’s residence named ‘Ramayan’. A BMC official said that based on complaints received by the civic body, notices were also sent to the BJP MP. The official added, “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 civic official said that the Lok Sabha member from Bihar cooperated with civic body officials during the demolition of the illegal extension of his residence where he lives with his family.

The actor turned politician had redeveloped his house some years back to construct the eight-storey building. However, it was informed by a civic body official who supervised the demolition that there were several extensions and alterations made in the house. This included two toilets and a pantry in the refuge area, a toilet in the terrace, an office and a prayer room. The official told PTI that all these constructions were not in sync with the approved plan for the house. “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,” said a BMC official quoting PTI. The official also informed that as per prescribed rule a police complaint against Sinha will be filed.

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