Mumbai: Exclusive sources say the Mumbai civic authorities have slapped a hefty fine on iconic cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for his new home in the city.
They added that the master blaster paid the BMC Rs 4.35 lakh for staying in his four-storeyed bungalow in Mumbai’s suburb Bandra.
The legendary batsman received the rude shock as he moved into his five-storeyed home at Perry Cross Road in Bandra (West). Confirming the same, Chief Engineer (Development Plan) R Kukanur, said, “He will be penalised Rs 4.75 lakh for inhabiting a house before getting the OC. It was due in procedure and he would have got the OC in the next four days.”
As per the law, one cannot enter a flat or building without receiving an OC for it. A senior official from the building proposals department said action could be initiated against Sachin by slapping a notice under Section 350 (A) of the BMC Act for occupying premises without an OC.
The state government had asked BMC Commissioner Subodh Kumar to waive the penalty.
Textiles minister Mohammed Arif Naseem Khan, who is the guardian minister for Mumbai suburbs, said he had spoken to Kumar.
“Sachin is an icon who has brought international laurels to the country. Subodh Kumar told me that he would examine the issue and act accordingly,” Khan told reporters. The minister said Sachin had complied with formalities for getting the OC.