Civic officials said that political banners were found to be displayed beyond the allowed 100-metre radius of a Ganesh pandal. “We have taken tough action to control the display of banners outside the 100-metre zone. Photos of banners were taken and complaints have been filed against the person whose name appears as the ‘well-wisher’ on the banner,” said Sharad Bande, superintendent of licences.
Criminal cases have been filed against offenders under the Prevention of Defacement of Property Act, Maharashtra, 1995, Bande said.
The most number of FIRs — 30 — have been lodged in L ward (Kurla), followed by T ward (Mulund) and P-north ward (Malad) with 28 FIRs each.