Mosquito breeding: BMC served notice to Sushmita Sen

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen has become the latest celebrity to be slapped with a civic body notice after mosquito breeding spots were found at her residence in suburban Khar.

The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) today slapped a notice on the former Miss Universe.

A senior MCGM officer said, “The civic body has issued a notice to Sushmita Sen under section 381-b of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation Act, after her residence at Khar West was found to house breeding spots for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which is responsible to spread deadly diseases like dengue, chikungunya.

“During our inspection drive, the team of insecticides department detected three locations where the larvae for the Aedes Aegypti mosquito were found. First on the terrace in tarpaulin, second, odd articles on the terrace and third rain water collection in galleries,” he added.

“The section of the Act can attract a maximum fine up to Rs 20,000 and a Court case would be filed against Sen,” he added.

On September 16, MCGM had inspected actor Shahid Kapoor’s residence at Juhu Tara Road and detected mosquito-breeding spots at his residential premises, following which the actor was served the notice under the same section.

Interestingly, insecticides department of the civic body have also found the homes of top five most senior IAS officers to be the breeding spots for Aedes Aegypti mosquito.

Asked what action would be initiated against the IAS officers, the official said, “Since these officers had themselves requested the civic body to inspect their premises, therefore no action has been initiated against them”.