Minister in Modi government Narayan Rane gets a setback from HC, illegal construction of bungalow will fall in 2 weeks

The Bombay High Court has dealt a blow to Union Minister Narayan Rane. The court has ordered the demolition of the illegal construction on his Juhu bungalow within two weeks. The court, while ordering the BMC to demolish the illegal construction, observed that the construction of some part of the bungalow violated the Coastal Regulation Zone and Floor Space Index. A bench of Justices RD Dhanuka and Kamal Khata said that the BMC cannot accept the application of the company of the Rane family, seeking to grant permission to the unauthorized construction. The court said that if this is approved, then illegal constructions will start on a large scale.

The court has ordered the BMC to demolish the illegal construction within two weeks. Not only this, the compliance report should also be submitted within a week of action. The bench also imposed a fine of Rs 10 lakh on Rane and ordered his deposition within the next one week. During the hearing of the case, Narayan Rane’s counsel sought a stay of his order for six weeks from the court so that an appeal could be filed in the Supreme Court. But the court rejected it. In fact, Narayan Rane’s company had filed an application in the court demanding that it be ordered that BMC should approve the construction.

The BMC had in June this year made the first application on behalf of Narayan Rane to BMC for grant of illegal construction, which it rejected. After this, his company made a second application in July, but that too was rejected. On this Narayan Rane’s company had moved the High Court, but there too it got a setback.

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