Hema Malini serves CRZ notice over Land allotted earlier

BJP leader Hema Malini is again in troube who is caught in land allotment controversy, a RTI application revealed that the actress allegedly violated the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) Act by destroying mangroves on a plot previously given to her at Versova, for which notice was issued to her in 1998. However, the actress said that an unnecessary row was being plucked up over the matter as she had already said that she would return the land of Versova when she takes possession of the land which was recently allotted to her. From an actress to a political leader is facing criticism from the opposition fir getting 2000 sq metre land for her dance academy in Oshiwara at Andheri in just Rs 70,000. According to information made by Mumbai Suburban Collector in response to the RTI filed by Anil Galgali, Hema was allotted plot in Versova village which number is 161. It's area is of 1741.89 sq metre, which she was given on 4 April,1998. A notice was issued to her by the Mumbai Suburban Collector on August 28, 1998, copy of which has been obtained by Galgali. The notice was addressed to Malini, as a trustee of Natyavihar Kala Kendra Charity Trust, asking her as to why 'this office' (of the suburban collector) should not tell the state government to cancel the letter of intent for the allotment as norms of the CRZ Act were violated. According to answer, Dance Academy gave Rs 10 lakhs to acquire the plot. This was also mentioned in the notice that project report signed by an architect showed the availability of 25 per cent funds for the project, but sought to know what plans the Trust had to raise the balance 75 per cent of the cost. Report submitted by Andheri Tehsildar, the collector also said that CRZ rules were violated by destroying the mangroves. Galgali alleged, 'The notice which asks explanation within 10 days, was neither responded by the trust, nor any action taken on it by the collector office'. Rejecting the allegation, Malini said, 'this all issue is being created unnecessarily, as i never had an y intention of getting two piece of land. I decided to gave the allotted land and I’m going to do it as and when I get the possession of recently allotted land.'