The BMC demolished part of film actor Arshad Warsi’s bungalow at Versova on Monday for allegedly constructing an additional floor illegally. The move comes four years after the alleged illegality came under the BMC scanner.
As the bungalow was locked when civic officials visited the premises, they carried out only symbolic demolition.
On Saturday, the BMC had stuck a demolition notice on the bungalow No. 10 in Air India Co-operative Society (Shantiniketan), giving Warsi 24 hours to remove the illegal construction of second floor (around 1,300sq ft). As there was allegedly no response from the actor, BMC carried out the partial demolition on Monday.
Sources said all the floor space index (FSI) on the society was consumed while developing the area, so no additional construction can be carried out on the bungalows. The BMC also examined other bungalows after it was informed that many others have carried such illegal constructions.
Ward officer Prashant Gaikwad said, “We will send a notice to him again and will remove the illegal floor.”
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