Mumbai: BMC issues notice to Rana couple for 'illegal construction' at their residence

SHEFALI PARAB-PANDITUpdated: Tuesday, May 03, 2022, 09:58 PM IST
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Amravati MP Navneet Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana | PTI

The BMC has issued a notice to MP Navneet Rana and her husband MLA Ravi Rana for the inspection of their flat in Khar West in connection with an alleged illegal construction. The designated officer of H-West ward has informed that the inspection will be held on or after May 4.

The Rana couple were arrested by the Mumbai police on April 23 over the Hanuman Chalisa controversy and are currently in judicial custody.

The BMC on May 2 issued a notice to the chairman/ secretary/ owner or occupier of the eighth floor, Lavie residential premises, under section 488 of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, 1888, over a complaint of illegal construction, confirmed a senior official from H-West ward.

As per the Act, BMC officials can enter any premises for the purpose of inspection, survey or execution of necessary work.

Other than the Ranas, the BMC had earlier sent notices to check illegal alterations to Union minister Narayan Rane for his Juhu building and BJP leader Mohit Kamboj for his Khar apartments.

Vinayak Vispute, Assistant Municipal Commissioner of H West Ward, confirmed the notice to Ranas.

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