The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Monday demolishes illegal construction at Shatrughan Sinha’s Juhu home. The BMC demolished several illegal structures inside the eight-storey residential building.
BMC said that notices were served to Sinha after several complaints against illegal extensions in Sinha’s residence ‘Ramayan’ were received over the past few months.
“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,” a BMC official said.
Civic officials said they found two toilets and a pantry in the refuge area; a toilet on the terrace; and an office and a puja room in the building stilt to be illegal.
Except the puja room, all the other illegal structures were demolished. They have asked Sinha to shift the temple and remove the puja room. A police case will soon be filed against Sinha for violating rules and the cost of the demolition will be recovered from him.
Sinha, who was at home while the demolishing occurred, co-operated with the civic body, the official said.
“The government is encouraging having toilets inside houses so we had constructed one on the terrace so that people working in the building can use it. I have no issues with the BMC removing it. The puja room was shifted to the stilt temporarily as we are awaiting additional construction rights to build a permanent one. I co-operated with the officials without creating any commotion.” Sinha said in a statement.