Sachin Tendulkar exempted from penalty by BMC

Sachin Tendulkar’s new five-storied house in Bandra has been made at a whopping cost of Rs 39 crores Getty Images

By CricketCountry Staff

Mumbai: Sep 29, 2011

The civic body of Mumbai Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has exempted Sachin Tendulkar from the penalty for moving into his new house without obtaining an occupancy certificate from the city’s civic body.

According to a report in NDTV, the decision was taken by the city s civic body after the Maharashtra government intervened and asked the BMC to issue the OC to Sachin without penalising him.

Earlier the BMC had issued a statement that the cricketer will have to pay penalty to the Mumbai civic body as he flouted rules by moving into the house without getting the certificate.

Tendulkar’s new bungalow is situated at Perry Cross Road in suburban Bandra.

“We have not given the OC to Sachin. It is still under process and will take at least ten days. Till we receive all the documents and audit charges from him, we can’t issue the OC,” chief engineer (Development Planning), Rajesh Kukunoor was quoted in the media.

As per the BMC’s law, one cannot enter a flat or a building for which an OC has not been procured.