Yesterday, 16th September, 2016, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) send notification to Bollywood actor Shahid Kapoor’s home after its insecticide team visited his house and found Dengue mosquito breeding spots on the grounds.
Actor Shahid Kapoor was served with a notice under section 382 of BMC act and a Shahid could be asked to pay a fine of Rs 10,000. Spokesperson of Shahid Kapoor said, “Shahid Kapoor is concerned about the findings of BMC in his building and the locality. Especially so with the presence of a new born baby in the house.”
BMC conducted the inspection of the building after Bollywood actress Vidya Balan, who stays in the same building, was analyzed with dengue on Friday, 16th September, 2016 and advised 10 days’ bed rest.
When BMC officials reached Shahid Kapoor’s house for inspection, his manager denied them an entry in his house. BMC’s insecticide officer, Rajan Naringrekar said that, “We waited for over an hour to be allowed an entry in his house. However, when denied, we had to call the nearby police. Only after the police arrived, we were allowed to inspect the actor Shahid Kapoor’s house. Rainwater accumulated in the swimming pool was breeding larvae.”
After collecting few samples from the fourth and ground floors of the building, BMC send the two notices under section 138B of the MMC Act to actor Shahid Kapoor. The matter under this section is heard by the metropolitan justice and the penalty may be up to Rs 10,000.
Last year, in 2015 BMC had send notices to the Bollywood celebrities Anil Kapoor, Juhi Chawla and singer Amit Kishore Ganguli for not taking steps to prevent mosquito breeding on their grounds. According to BMC’s health department report, around 122 patients of dengue were being treated at various hospitals in the city.
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