Saira Banu, actress and wife of Dilip Kumar, has requested for an appointment with Prime Minister Modi to discuss the dispute over the actor’s bungalow in Pali Hills. After facing threat from land mafia, she says she approached Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis but to no avail.
Request from Saira Banu Khan: To the Hon’ble @PMOIndia Shri @narendramodi Awaiting for appointment. I am tired of repeated assurances from CM @Dev_Fadnavis “I AM TRYING“ Sir you are the last hope of protecting DILIP SAHAB’s only house from Land Mafia Samir Bhojwani. I beg 🙏🙏🙏
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 18, 2018
The plot was bought by Dilip Kumar in 1953. Banu says the couple has been facing threats from ‘land mafia’ Samir Bhojani ever since he was granted permission by them to build a cottage opposite their property.
Bhojani then forged documents to claim that the property where Kumar’s bungalow was built originally belonged to him. Following a prolonged legal battle for the last 12 years, Bhojani was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate Officials earlier in January when they found knives after raiding his home.
According to a Wion report, Chirag Shah, Saira Banu’s lawyer said, “Samir Bhojani is a wealthy man and has used his money power and filed 8-9 legal cases against Saira Banuji over the past few years. He has lost all of them. He has been harassing her for long.”
Banu had tweeted to Prime Minister Modi first when Bhojani was released on bail three months back.
Request from Saira Banu Khan: The Hon’ble @PMOIndia Shri @narendramodi
Sir, Land Mafia Samir Bhojwani realeased from Jail. No Action Taken despite assurances by CM @Dev_Fadnavis
Padma Vibhushit betrayed, Threatened by money n muscle power. Request meeting wth u in #mumbai
— Dilip Kumar (@TheDilipKumar) December 16, 2018
She has once again written to him now.
“Just imagine that today we have to resort to this. To bring to the notice of the Prime Minister the injustice we have been facing for years. The whole world knows Dilip Sahab has taken ill for the past few years and he is a man who has made his country proud. This should not be happening to him. Our dear PM must help us out. We are fighting a muscle man, a land mafia who has so much wealth and pull in the political ambiance,” said Saira Banu.
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