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BMC notice to Narayan Rane bungalow in Mumbai for ‘unauthorized’ alterations

The Shiv Sena-controlled BMC sent a notice to the bungalow of Union Minister and BJP leader Narayan Rane in Mumbai for alleged unauthorized alterations made there, sources with the civic body said on Monday. .

In the notice, released on Friday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) asked the owner of the bungalow to show sufficient reason within seven days as to why such changes should not be removed.

The BMC notice mentions an unauthorized change of use of the basement and seven of the eight floors of the bungalow (except the seventh floor).

A team of city officials last month inspected the bungalow, named ‘Adhish’, in the upscale Juhu district for alleged violations of Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) standards.

The notice was served under Section 351(1) of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act 1888.

In the notice, issued by a designated K-West Ward officer, the BMC said the changes made to the bungalow did not conform to plans approved by the civic body.

In the exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 351 (1A) of the said Act, I order you to give cause, by a written declaration executed by you or by an agent duly authorized by you for this effect and addressed to the undersigned and delivered within 7 days of the receipt of such notice, explaining why said building or work shall not be removed or altered or demolished or the use of restored, said the officer.

The notice required the owner of the bungalow to present sufficient grounds to prove that the work or works mentioned are carried out in accordance with the provisions of articles 337/342 and 347 of the MMC law.

It should be noted that if you do not show sufficient cause as indicated above, said building or structure will be removed/altered/dismantled/use of the premises restored, at your risk and expense, and you may be prosecuted under of Section 475A of the said Act, which is punishable by imprisonment and fine, said the notice.

Narayan Rane, former Shiv Sena leader, bitterly criticizes his former party and its leader, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.

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