Shahrukh Khan had to bear the cost of demolition of a ramp constructed outside his bungalow ‘Mannat’. The actor paid Rs 1,93,784 to the BMC as per a RTI application filed by activist Anil Galgali with the civic body. Galgali had sought information from the Municipal administration about the action taken on the illegally constructed RCC ramp outside Shahrukh Khan’s bungalow. In a reply, the BMC’s the Asst Engineer (Inspection) of Bandra H West ward informed Galgali that, after the order of the Municipal Commissioner seven days notice was issued on 6th February 2015 to Mannat.
On termination of the notice period the demolition of the RCC ramp was undertaken by the ward office on14th and 15th February 2015. It was alleged that Shahrukh Khan, whose bungalow falls on the junction of H K Bhabha road and Mount Mary road, near the Bandra Bandstand had occupied the portion of land belonging to setback, which was supposed to be handed over to Municipal corporation by illegally constructing an RCC ramp. Further the Municipal corporation had issued a demand notice of Rs 1,93,784 towards cost incurred on the demolition of the ramp, giving seven days for making the payment or face due actions under the MMC Act. Shahrukh Khan made the payment vide a cheque issued on Citibank dated 11th Marth 2015 amounting to Rs 1,93,784 to close the issue.
In a case similar to Shahrukh Khan, industrialist Mukesh Ambani too had occupied the land meant for setback under the guise of security in the past. Due to persistent follow up by Anil Galgali for four years Mukesh Ambani himself had to remove the encroachment to avoid due action in the matter.