An RTI reply has revealed that the Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan was fined Rs.1,93,784 by the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation for constructing an illegal ramp outside his bungalow ‘Mannat’ in Bandra.
According to IANS, activist Anil Galgali had filed an RTI request on a reinforced cement-concrete ramp constructed outside the actor’s landmark bungalow which was used for parking his vanity van, leading to an outcry early last year.
However, in the wake of a protests by citizen groups and activists, the municipal commissioner was forced to take action and issue a notice to Shah Rukh on 6 February, 2015.
The BMC had dismantled the ramp in Fenruary last year.
Activists had alleged that Shah Rukh had also encroached on a portion of public land by constructing the ramp for his private uses.
The BMC then served another notice to Shah Rukh asking him to pay Rs.193,785 to recover the cost of razing of the illegal structure. The actor was asked to pay the fine or face prosecution.
Shah Rukh, according to Galgati, quietly made the payment through a cheque for the entire amount.