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Collector’s office files FIR into illegal const at Versova

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Mumbai: The suburban collector’s office has registered an FIR against 53 unauthorised structures it had identified in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) in suburban Versova, an official said today. Deependra Singh Kushwah, Mumbai suburban collector said that the district administration has called a joint meeting of the concerned departments next week and future steps that need to be taken on illegal constructions will be discussed.

“We have called a joint meeting of BMC, MHADA, police officials, the state mangrove cell next week to get a status on the work done by the concerned departments after we filed the FIR. “The police will be asked if the chargesheet has been filed in the case. Also, the future steps that need to be taken on illegal constructions will be discussed,” Kushwah told reporters here.

Meanwhile, social activist Abdul Choudhary, who had earlier written to the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA), asking it to initiate steps to demolish the structures said that he has shared detailed evidences of the illegal constructions and extensions in Aram Nagar area (of Versova). “If demolition action is not started soon, we will approach the Bombay High court for justice,” Choudhary said.