Thane: NCP MLA prevented Forest Dept from demolishing illegal buildings

Shoaib Ahmed, CNN-IBN | Apr 11, 2013 at 11:58am

In June 2011, officials of the forest department had complained to the Chief Secretary of Mahraashtra against local NCP MLA Jitendra Awhad. They stated that their officials were forcibly stopped and threatened by Awhad's supporters when they were demolishing illegal encroachments in the same area where the building collapsed. The NCP MLA has, however, defended his action.