After Shah Rukh Khan,who faced allegations of violating environmental laws in the construction of his bungalow Mannat,it seems its the turn of actor Salman Khan to dodge similar accusations regarding his plush new triplex at an under-construction Bandra Bandstand highrise.
Former IPS officer,activist and lawyer Y P Singh,who was responsible for the case against Mannat,has now alleged that an apartment purchased by Salman in the 21-storey The Address has violated building construction and environmental laws. Incidentally,the Samudra Developers project is just 200 metres away from Mannat and close to Salmans current residence at Galaxy Apartments.
According to flat agreement papers produced by Singh,the apartment with a carpet area of 1080 sq ft has been purchased for Rs 20 crore. This means that Khan paid Rs 1.80 lakh per sq ft for the apartment. Nowhere in the country has anyone ever paid that much amount for each sq ft. More so,the market rates in Bandra are in the range of Rs 25,000 to Rs 35,000, Singh said.
Despite repeated attempts,the actors spokesperson remained unavailable for comment.
The lawyer also alleged that the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation has turned a blind eye to enclosing of common areas,refuge areas,areas meant for swimming pools and parking lot in the building.