Mumbai: Kapil Sharma and Irrfan Khan who own flats in the DLH Enclave in Goregaon have been served notices for illegal constructions within the building. The BMC has found violations in 15 flats in the building including the stand-up comedian’s and actor’s. All 15 flats have been served notices for the violations.
The police and the BMC have, however, been unable to team up for the panchnama. The eight flats had been sent notices, in April, for unauthorised alterations to their flats, when they assimilated the car parking facility into their property. The civic body, which had sent them a notice in April, had given them a month's time to respond. "When a month had passed, we did another round of inspection and found that they had not complied. We have requested the police to do the panchnama, only after which an FIR can be registered," said Santoshkumar Dhonde, assistant municipal commissioner of the P South ward.
The police, however, tell a different story. Subhash Khanvilkar, senior police inspector from the Oshiwara police station, said, "We had written to the BMC in July itself to accompany us for the panchnama but there has been no response."
Meanwhile, questions are being raised about how the building got an Occupation Certificate (OC) in the first place. Activist and filmmaker Ashoke Pandit said, "We want BMC to withdraw the OC and restore it as per the plan. Criminal procedures should also be initiated against the builder." Activist Nikitesh Chaubal, who had brought illegalities in Kapil Sharma's Versova office to the fore, said, "The BMC should laso take action in the Oshiwara case. Nobody should be spared."
Sharma reportedly had made unauthorised alterations on both his Versova and Oshiwara properties, both of which he had already received notices for. His ninth-floor flat in Oshiwara's DLH Enclave was served a notice in April for merging ducts, voids, common passageways and a portion of the parking podium. A similar notice was sent to Irrfan Khan, who owned a flat on the building's fifth floor and had violated section 53(1) of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning Act.