The court guided the BMC to knock down the unsanctioned parts of Narayan Rane’s residence within a period of 2 weeks and also submit a conformity report to the court one week thereafter.

The Bombay High Court on Tuesday routed the Mumbai public body to demolish the unauthorised building at Union priest Narayan Rane’s bungalow in Juhu location, keeping in mind that it went against the Floor Space Index (FSI) as well as Coastal Regulation Area (CRZ) regulations.

A division bench of Justices R D Dhanuka and Kamal Khata claimed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) can not be allowed to think about and allow the 2nd application submitted by a company run by the Rane household, looking for regularisation of the unauthorised construction as it would certainly motivate “wholesale unsanctioned building and constructions”.

The court routed the BMC to destroy the unauthorised parts within a period of two weeks as well as submit a conformity record to the court one week afterwards.

The bench additionally enforced a price of 10 lakh on Mr Rane as well as directed for the amount to be deposited towards the Maharashtra State Legal Solutions Authority within 2 weeks.

Narayan Rane’s advocate Shardul Singh looked for that the court remain its order for 6 weeks so that he might approach the Supreme Court in appeal.

The bench, nonetheless, denied it.

The court dismissed the petition filed by Kaalkaa Real Estates, a firm owned by Mr Rane’s family members seeking directions to the BMC to determine their second application unprejudiced by the orders passed by civic body previously.

The BMC had in June this year denied the regularisation application, keeping in mind that there were violations in the building and construction.

The business submitted a 2nd application in July, saying it was seeking regularisation of a smaller part as compared to what it had sought formerly, as well as under new arrangements of the Development Control and also Promotion Guideline 2034.

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Last Updated: 20 September 2022