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MNS corporator claims he was denied flat over food preference

A woman executive with a developer group asked the corporator if he was a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian as a Jain temple was being built in the society.

mumbai Updated: Aug 29, 2016 12:53 IST
Pratik Salunke
A woman executive with the developer group gave the corporator the details of the project in Goregaon, but clarified it was only for vegetarians
A woman executive with the developer group gave the corporator the details of the project in Goregaon, but clarified it was only for vegetarians(HT File Photo)

A Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) corporator has approached the police accusing a developer in Goregaon of denying him a flat for being a non-vegetarian.

The corporator, Santosh Dhuri, told the police he called the helpline number of the developer group.

“A woman executive, who took the call, asked me if I was a vegetarian or a non-vegetarian, as a Jain temple was being built in the society as most residents were Gujarati and Jains,” said Dhuri, who submitted the recorded conversation to Dadar police station. “A resolution was passed last year in which it was decided that occupation certificate to such a project should be denied,” said Dhuri.

Dhuri is seeking a flat in Goregaon, where his in-laws live. During the conversation, the executive gave him the details of the project in Goregaon, but clarified it was only for vegetarians, Dhuri told the police. She allegedly asked him to visit the project and talk to her senior and management. “This is creating a rift in society. An investigation should be carried out and appropriate action should be taken,” read the application submitted by Dhuri to Dadar police station.

A police officer said, “We have received the application and appropriate action will be taken.”

The group did not respond to the email HT sent for its version and they were unreachable on the phone.