Ajit, Munde get BMC de­mo­li­tion no­tices for il­le­gal struc­tures

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MUM­BAI: The civic body has sent no­tices to sev­eral top state politi­cians, in­clud­ing Ajit Pawar, Gopinath Munde and Manikrao Thakre, ask­ing them to de­mol­ish, within a month, il­le­gal al­ter­ations to shops they own in two hous­ing so­ci­eties in Worli.

Hin­dus­tan Times has copies of the no­tices that were sent af­ter a nearly year-long cam­paign by ac­tivist Amit Maru against al­ter­ations made to con­ve­nience stores in Shub­hada and Sukhada co­op­er­a­tive hous­ing so­ci­eties at Worli.

The civic body has no­tices to 19 per­sons, most of whom are well-known politi­cians such as the three named above and exUnion home min­is­ter Shivraj Patil, state for­est min­is­ter Patan­grao Kadam and his son Vish- wa­jit and state food and civil sup­plies min­is­ter Anil Desh­mukh.

Maru says th­ese politi­cians il­le­gally con­verted con­ve­nience shops they owned in th­ese so­ci­eties into com­mer­cial of­fices. Ac­cord­ing to the Devel­op­ment Con­trol Reg­u­la­tions that gov­ern con­struc­tion in Mum­bai, con­ve­nience shops can only sell ba­sic ne­ces­si­ties.

Maru said, “The BMC is drag­ging its feet on the is­sue.”

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