Arshad Warsi's Versova bungalow partly demolished by BMC for illegal construction
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has partially demolished Arshad Warsi's Versova bungalow for allegedly constructing an additional floor, illegally.
According to a Times of India report, the extreme step taken by the BMC came four years after the alleged violation came to the corporation's notice. The officials of the body had visited Warsi's house, only to find it locked and had to resort to demolishing a part of it.
As per the TOI report, the BMC had stuck a demolition notice on the bungalow, asking the actor to get rid of the second floor of his bungalow, which was the root cause of the whole issue. After not getting a response from Warsi, the body decided to demolish a part of the bungalow.
The officials, however, have said that they will be issuing another notice to the actor and his wife Maria Goretti, asking them to allow the officials to enter their premises and remove the second floor.
Warsi also confirmed the demolition through a text message, as per the same TOI report.
It is alarming to know that the actor, despite being notified by the municipal corporation in the year 2013, got a stay order from the court. Just as the order was lifted by the court, the BMC took the plunge and bulldozed a portion of Warsi's home.
This incident is reminiscent of a complaint being filed against actor Rishi Kapoor, by the BMC, for chopping more branches than permitted. Actress Raveena Tandon had accused the body of victimising soft targets by picking on celebrities. Whether the move was fully justified or not, remains questionable.