B-town legend Amitabh Bachchan’s lawyer clears the air as he denies allegations of any illegal construction on Bachchan’s property in Mumbai's Goregaon East area in relation to a notice sent by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). Senior Bachchan was accused of carrying out unlawful construction on property in Goregaon by the activist, Anil Galgali, on the basis of an RTI report. The report said that BMC had served a notice on Bachchan for the same.
"Our client has purchased a property in Oberoi Seven from M/s. Oberoi Realty Limited, vide agreement dated October 29, 2012, registered before the Sub Registrar of Assurances on November 2, 2012. The property was purchased as a bare shell and our client has neither put any brick nor taken out any brick from the said property, hence the question of illegal construction does not arise," Amitabh's attorney Ameet Naik said in a statement.
According to activist Anil Galgali, besides Amitabh, BMC had also issued notices to filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani, Pankaj Balaji, Sanjay Vyas, Haresh Khandelwal, Haris Jagtiani and Oberoi Realty under the Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act in 2016.
The activist questions the delay in matters concerning to Amitabh Bachchan, when the BMC did not spare Shah Rukh Khan and demolished unauthorised constructions of the actor. “BMC has also booked comedian Kapil Sharma and other stars promptly for flouting various laws. Then why they are dilly-dallying when the matter concerns Amitabh Bachchan and other celebrities?" Galgali had asked.The attorney’s statement has brought a twist in the story and now we can only wait for further information by BMC for authenticity of facts.