Mumbai: Sachin Tendulkar has not got an Occupancy Certificate from Mumbai's civic body for moving into his new house. (Read:Emotional about move into new home: Sachin)
According to a Bombay Municipal Corporation (BMC) official, the Master Blaster must pay a penalty for moving into the house without getting the certificate. "We have not given the Occupancy Certificate 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 said.
"If he starts staying in the house before obtaining an OC, we do impose penalty on him. These are occupancy charges," he added.
Mayor Shraddha Jadhav said there cannot be exceptions to the rule. "The law is the same for everybody, be it a bigwig or a commoner," she said.
Tendulkar's newly constructed five-storey bungalow is at Perry Cross Road in suburban Bandra. (See Pics)
(With PTI inputs)