KDMC dis­qual­i­fies Shiv Sena cor­po­ra­tor

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - NEWS - Sa­jana Nam­biar sa­jana.nam­biar@hin­dus­tan­times.com

KALYAN: The Kalyan- Dom­bivli Mu­nic­i­pal Cor­po­ra­tion (KDMC) dis­qual­i­fied its elected cor­po­ra­tor on Thurs­day for in­dulging in il­le­gal con­struc­tion.

Shiv Sena cor­po­ra­tor Mallesh Shetty, who rep­re­sented ward no 42 Lok­gram in Kalyan (East), was also the KDMC stand­ing com­mit­tee chair­man.

He was dis­qual­i­fied af­ter the civic body chief E Ravendi­ran’s de­tailed in­quiry into il­le­gal con­struc­tion in Kalyan.

Last year, the civic body dis­qual­i­fied Congress leader Sachin Pote from con­test­ing the KDMC polls. Out of the 120 elected cor­po­ra­tors, the civic body has listed 57 who are un­der scan­ner for their in­volve­ment in il­le­gal con­struc­tion.

The civic body had sent a no­tice to Shetty be­fore the civic elec­tions in Novem­ber last year.

How­ever, no ac­tion was taken as Shetty ap­proached the court and sub­mit­ted his nom­i­na­tion for the elec­tion. He won de­feat­ing BJP can­di­date Naren­dra Gupte with 1,763 votes.

Based on the com­plained lodged by Gupte in Jan­uary and as per the court’s guide­lines, KDMC com­mis­sioner called a meet­ing with Shetty on March 5 and in­quired about his in­volve- ment in il­le­gal con­struc­tion.

It was found that Shetty has il­le­gal con­struc­tion.

Ravendi­ran then passed an or­der to dis­qual­ify Shetty as a cor­po­ra­tor of the civic body for the rest of his ten­ure.

“As per the in­quiry, Shetty’s in­volve­ment in il­le­gal con­struc­tion was re­vealed based on which he has been dis­qual­i­fied for the rest of his ten­ure as a cor­po­ra­tor,” said Ravendi­ran.

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