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Amitabh Bachchan, Rajkumar Hirani among 7 issued notices by BMC

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has issued notices to seven people for illegal construction.

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Shriram Iyengar

Civic body Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) issued notices to actor Amitabh Bachchan, director Rajkumar Hirani and several others for conducting illegal constructions. The notice was issued based on the Right to Information (RTI) filed by activist Anil Galgali.

Speaking to the Financial Express, Galgali said, "In 2016, Municipal Corporation along with Amitabh Bachchan has issued Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices (MRTP) notice to seven other people. They have made illegal construction in their Goregaon bungalow. They have made changes in their main maps for making illegal construction."

The activist had filed the RTI last year, and the corporation had sent in notices to Bachchan and others asking to submit approved plans of their constructions. Architect Shashank Kokil's plans, submitted in January this year, were rejected by the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) Building Proposal department.

Kokil has resubmitted the plans after the P South Ward of BMC issued another notice. Currently, Galgali claimed that he has also written to Maharashtra chief minister Devendra Fadnavis and municipal commissioner Ajoy Mehta with regards to this issue. "In the coming days, under MRTP, the municipal corporation is investigating to register FIR against Amitabh Bachchan and other people," Galgali added.