While listening to a PIL filed against the illegal hoarding put up by political parties, the Bombay High court had ordered to pay fines. This penalty was to be paid towards any trust working for the benefit of farmers.
Following the order and also after issuing contempt notices by the court, finally leaders of BJP and MNS, and 12 party workers of the BJP, submitted demand drafts worth Rs 3.6 lakh before the Bombay High Court.
Ashish Shelar and Parag Alavani, both from the BJP party and MNS party member Sachin Gunjal were also asked to pay Rs 25,000 each to Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation for removing hoardings, over and above their contribution to the trust of their choice.
Ashish Shelar paid Rs 1.5 lakh towards the Chief Minister Relief Fund on behalf of his party workers besides paying up Rs 20,000 more towards the relief fund. All others, including Alavani made the payment to Naam Foundation, an organisation started by actors Nana Patekar and Makarand Anaspure.