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Mumbai: BMC demolishes illegal kabutar khana

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Mumbai: After receiving a complaint of an illegal kabutar khana, being constructed at Girgoan Chowpatty sea shore, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) D ward officials demolished the structure. Shiv Sena party Spokesperson Harshal Pradhan claimed that Bharatiya Janta Party (BJP) legislator Mangal Prabhat Lodha of Malabar hill constituency illegally was constructing the cement concrete floor for the kabutar khana and after Sena’s complaint the action was been taken.

According to the Assistant Municipal Commissioner Vishwas Mote of Girgoan Chowpatty D ward remarked that as no permission was taken therefore the structure has been demolished. Also, BMC Heritage Conservation committee chief Umesh Nagarkar confirmed that no such proposal has come to the heritage department recently for seeking permission.

While, Lodha spokesperson Niranjan Parihar remarked that Lodha has no role in recent construction of kabutar khana. He also said that the kabutar khana is existing since 2009 and during that time all permissions from concerned authority were taken.