Indian batsman Sachin Tendulkar has finally given the Rs 4.35 lakh fine to the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation to receive the occupation certificate for his ground plus four storey bungalow on Perry Cross Road at Bandra. The BMC had given a notice to Sachin under section 350 (A) of the BMC Act seeking a collection of Rs 4.35 lakh fine as unlawful occupancy charge.
B Haridas, deputy chief engineer of the building proposal department, verified indicating “We have received all the necessary no-objection certificates from Sachin, who also given the fine. So, the OC has given to his new bungalow.”The BMC had charged Sachin Rs 50 per square mt as the bungalow is spread over 836 sqm and he has lived there for under 7 days. “So, as a cash amount Rs 4.35 lakh, including fine charges, was given to the civic body,” says a source.
“Tendulkar didn’t intend any concession from the BMC as it would’ve given the bad message. He wasn’t informed that an OC is necessary before shifting in the new home though it is fit for habitation. As a law-abiding person, he desired to give the fine to right his mistake and deliver a message that he’s not above the legal system,” says a source near to Sachin Tendulkar.