Saira Banu urges Narendra Modi to look into Dilip Kumar's property issue, says 'tired of repeated assurances from Devendra Fadnavis'

Saira Banu on Tuesday said she has yet to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the release of builder Samir Bhojwani, who had falsely claimed ownership of two plots on which Dilip Kumar's bungalow is built. She said she would go to Delhi if needed to meet Modi.

FP Staff December 19, 2018 09:42:23 IST
Saira Banu urges Narendra Modi to look into Dilip Kumar's property issue, says 'tired of repeated assurances from Devendra Fadnavis'

Saira Banu on Tuesday said she has yet to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi to discuss the release of builder Samir Bhojwani, who had falsely claimed ownership of two plots on which Dilip Kumar's bungalow is built. She said she would go to Delhi if needed to meet Modi.

On Sunday, via Kumar's official Twitter account, Banu requested a meeting with the prime minister in the wake of Bhojwani's release. She had earlier tweeted: "Sir, you are the last hope of protecting Dilip Sahab's only house form land mafia Samir Bhojwani."

The former actor said she was unable to meet the prime minister when he was on a one-day visit to Maharashtra on Tuesday but she plans to follow up with the matter.

"I did not meet the prime minister in Mumbai as he has been busy. But I have learnt that his office has asked people here to look into the matter. I have tweeted about it. I will meet him in Delhi if needed. I have no idea how I will follow this up. But I will follow it up," 74-year-old Banu said.

Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis on Monday said he will speak to Kumar and his family to allay their fears over the property issue involving Bhojwani.

The 96-year-old's bungalow is located in the upscale Pali Hill area of Bandra.

Earlier this year, Banu had approached the police and lodged a complaint against Bhojwani. In January, the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Mumbai Police had registered a case of cheating against the builder for allegedly trying to grab the bungalow of the veteran actor.

The police officials suspected that Bhojwani had forged certain documents to grab the property. After the offence was registered, a team of EOW sleuths raided Bhojwani's residence in Bandra from where they seized weapons, including knives and daggers.

Bhojwani was arrested by EOW in April.

(With inputs from PTI)

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