Under the law, one cannot enter a flat or building for which an occupation certificate has not been procured. An official of the building proposals department of the BMC confirmed that no OC had been issued for Tendulkar"s bungalow. “It will take at least 15 days more," the official said, “because he has to submit a few documents."
“It was wrong on Tendulkar"s part to perform a grihapravesh if the corporation has not certified the building fit for human habitation." The official said action could be initiated against Tendulkar by slapping a notice under section 350(A) of the BMC Act for occupying premises without an OC. “A person who illegally occupies a house can be prosecuted also," the official said.
Tendulkar's new abode is situated at the junction of Perry Cross Road and Turner Road (near Otters Club) in the Mumbai suburb of Bandra.