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UM Narayan Rane blow, Bombay HC ordered to break illegal construction on the bungalow, fined 10 lakh

Union Minister Narayan Rane has got a big setback from the Bombay High Court.On Tuesday, the High Court has ordered BMC to run a bulldozer on the illegal construction of his bungalow in Juhu. Along with this, a fine of Rs 10 lakh has also been imposed on the Rane family.

By Priyanka Verma 
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New Delhi: Union Minister Narayan Rane has got a big setback from the Bombay High Court.On Tuesday, the High Court has ordered BMC to run a bulldozer on the illegal construction of his bungalow in Juhu. Along with this, a fine of Rs 10 lakh has also been imposed on the Rane family. BMC had sent a notice regarding illegal construction in Rane’s bungalow. It will cost Rs 10 lakh to convert the illegal construction of the bungalow into rubble, which Rane will have to pay.

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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had, earlier, sent a notice to Union Minister Narayan Rane’s Juhu residence over alleged illegal construction and alterations in the bungalow. A division bench of Justices R D Dhanuka and Kamal Khata said the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cannot be permitted to consider and allow the second application filed by a company run by the Rane family, seeking regularisation of the unauthorised construction as it would encourage “wholesale unauthorised constructions”.

The notice, signed by a designated officer of the K-West ward of the BMC, was issued under Section 351 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act for alleged unauthorised change of use, in contravention to the plan approved by the civic body. The court directed the BMC to demolish the unauthorised parts within a period of two weeks and submit a compliance report to the court one week thereafter.

On June 23, the High Court had dismissed a plea filed by Kaalkaa Real Estates Limited, a firm owned by Rane and his family, which challenged the BMC’s order that had refused permission to retain the bungalow with its alleged unauthorised structures.

Later on July 25, the court directed the BMC not to take action against the bungalow till further orders and also asked the minister to not carry out further constructions till August 23.

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