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Uddhav Thackeray’s PA demolishes his own sea-facing bungalow after allegations of illegal construction

Milind Narvekar had reportedly built a 2,000 sq ft sea-facing bungalow on a plot in Murud, Dapoli.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: August 23, 2021 10:21:02 pm
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Milind Narvekar, the personal assistant of Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, demolished his own sea-facing bungalow in Murud, Ratnagiri district, following allegations of illegal construction and violation of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) norms levelled by the BJP.

Sources in Shiv Sena said that Narveker demolished his house apprehending action by the authorities. Narvekar had reportedly built a 2,000 sq ft sea-facing bungalow on a plot in Murud in Dapoli.

Narvekar’s move of demolishing the bungalow on his own is seen as an attempt to avoid any embarrassment.

In June, BJP leader Kirit Somaiya had filed a complaint with the central and state environment departments alleging that constructions in the area by Narvekar, Shiv Sena Minister Anil Parab and few others were illegal. Subsequently, a team, comprising officials from the Centre and state had visited the site.

On Sunday, Somaiya posted a video of the demolition of Narekar’s bungalow, taking credit for it. “We have done it. I will be visiting the site today to see the demolition and will demand criminal action against Narvekar,” Somaiya said.

Somaiya demands FIR against CM aide for ‘flouting CRZ norms’

Kirit Somaiya has demanded action against Narvekar for allegedly flouting CRZ norms in connection with constructing an illegal bungalow at Dapoli in Ratnagiri district.

Former BJP minister Ashish Shellar also urged the state government to take action against Narwekar.

Somaiya said, “Just bringing down the bungalow is not enough. The government should file an FIR and take appropriate action against Narwekar.”

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