Sandhya Nair, Times News Network, June 27 2017
Three Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation ( MBMC) officers, including the deputy municipal commissioner, have been booked for allegedly destroying mangrove cover.
The Bhayander police have registered a case under the Bombay Environment Protection Act against deputy municipal commissioner Sambhaji Panpatte, assistant health officer Rajkumar Kamble, sanitary inspector Arvind Chikle and contractor Narayan Singh for allegedly hacking mangroves in Murdha creek of Bhayander. No one has been arrested in the case.
The civic administration told the court that the mangroves were only trimmed.
In April, the civic body, police and collectorate began putting up boards warning against the destruction of mangroves.