MP-MLA Couple In Hanuman Chalisa Row Served Notice By Mumbai Civic Body

The notice, sent to independent legislators MP Navneet Rana and her husband, MLA Ravi Rana, asked "why the said building or work shall not be removed or altered or pulled down or the use of premises restored".

MP-MLA Couple In Hanuman Chalisa Row Served Notice By Mumbai Civic Body

The Rana couple was recently arrested and granted bail after more than a week in jail. (File)

Mumbai:

The civic body in Mumbai on Tuesday issued a notice to independent MP Navneet Rana and her MLA husband Ravi Rana over alleged unauthorized alterations carried out in their home in Khar area, an official said.

The notice warns that the alterations can be removed and the original layout of the flat restored at the risk and cost of the legislator couple if they failed to provide "sufficient cause" for the works done, he said.

The notice, issued to the "chairman/secretary/owner /occupier" of the 8th floor flat located in a building on Khar West's 14th road, asked "why the said building or work shall not be removed or altered or pulled down or the use of premises restored".

A Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation team had visited the flat on Monday for inspection after two failed attempts earlier as it was locked, the official added.

The notice has mentioned 10 different unauthorized works in the flat, including the void beside the lift being merged with the flat and converted into toilet, the lobby merged with habitable area, the puja room merged with the kitchen and converted into the living room, the living room sub-divided into the kitchen and bedroom, and a merger of two bedrooms on west side.

"It should be noted that to show sufficient cause means to prove work mentioned in the said notice is carried out in accordance with the provisions of section 337/342 and section 347 of the said Act," the notice stated.

It added that failure to show sufficient cause could result in the works being removed, altered, pulled down, use of premises restored, all at the risk and cost of the Rana couple, along with action comprising imprisonment and fine.

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