An official from the Mumbai Fire Brigade was found guilty of passing a No Objection Certificate (NOC) to a builder without taking the appropriate measures.

While the Supreme Court’s order clearly indicates that the distance between two buildings should be 6 meters, a plan of an under construction building on Ranade road at Matunga reached the temporary officer in charge of that division, Shashikant Kale, who passed the NOC.

The Matunga region falls under P Rahangdale, deputy chief fire officer but since he was on leave for two days Kale was given the charge. He asked the architect to put a new request, took the NOC fees and gave it in spite of being rejected once by the deputy of that region.

Shashikant Kale already has about 4 enquiries pending against him and two of which being enquiry in the matter of Dani Sadan building at Walkeshwar and another for getting documents of officials by threatening the clerk which has lead to his suspension.

Confirming the news, SH Nesarikar, said, “The Municipal Commissioner has suspension Kale, as he was found guilty in passing the NOC in spite of clear cut Supreme Court’s order and in spite of being rejected once by the deputy officer of that region. He did all this when he was given a temporary charge of just two days. He will be suspended till all the enquiries reports are not out and if he is found guilty in those too, further action will be decided.”