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Maharashtra government has revoked the demolition order issued against Union Minister Narayan Rane’s house

The Maharashtra government has revoked its decision for the destruction of unlawful building on Union Minister Narayan Rane’s Juhu house, which came as a big relief to Rane.

On the recommendation of the Maharashtra Advocate General, Ashutosh Kumbhakoni, the decision was revoked.

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On Tuesday, Kumbhakoni read out the minutes of the authority’s meeting and stated, “We are retaining our right to take action.”

Following the withdrawal, Rane’s petition was dismissed by a bench of Justices AA Sayed and MS Karnik.

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Kaalkaa Real Estates Private Limited, the business that owns Rane’s residence, the ‘Aadish’ bungalow, has moved to the Bombay High Court. The impugned Order was served on Rane and his family on March 21, 2022, according to Rane’s attorneys Milind Sathe and Amogh Singh.

In 2017, an order was granted in the name of Artline Properties Pvt. Ltd., which was amalgamated and merged with the Kaalkaa Company. Narayan Rane, along with his family members, is a shareholder in the firm. On January 22, 2013, an Occupation Certificate was granted.

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The State of Maharashtra, through the Collector of Mumbai Suburban District and the Sub-Divisional Officer of Western Suburbs, issued the Order in accordance with the powers granted by the Government Resolution of March 2011, in order to safeguard and improve the quality of the coastal environment.

It was claimed that the bungalow was built in breach of Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) guidelines since it is less than 50 metres from the sea.

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The order, however, was issued without any prior show cause notice, mandating the removal of any unauthorised structures in his house, failing which the same will be dismantled by authorities on March 28.

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