Actress Kangana Ranaut shared her reaction Twitter, after a Mumbai court rejected her plea seeking to restrain the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation from demolishing the unauthorized construction of her flats in Khar.
Kangana took to Twitter and wrote, “Fake propaganda by Mahavinashkari government, I haven’t joined any flats, whole building is built the same way, one apartment each floor, that’s how I purchased it, @mybmc is only harassing me in the entire building. Will fight in higher court.”
A court in suburban Dindoshi dismissed an application filed by Ranaut last week. The detailed order became available on Thursday.
Judge L S Chavan noted in the order that Ranaut, who owns three flats on the fifth floor of a 16-storey building in Khar area of the city, merged them into one.
In doing so, she covered the sunk area, duct area, common passage and converted free Floor Space Index (FSI) into habitable area, the judge observed.
“These are grave violation of the sanctioned plan for which the permission of the competent authority is required,” the court said.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had in March 2018 issued a notice to the actor for “unauthorized constructions” at her Khar flats.
Another notice asked her to restore the structure to its original position as per the original plan, warning that otherwise the unauthorized portion will be demolished.
Ranaut challenged the demolition notice and also requested the court to restrain the civic body from carrying out demolition. The court had then ordered status-quo.
In the latest order on December 23 judge Chavan rejected the actor’s application, saying the “interference of this court is not required”.
However, the court has given her six weeks to approach the Bombay High Court against the order.
On September 9, the BMC had demolished parts of Ranaut’s bungalow in the Pali Hill area for alleged “unauthorized” construction. She moved the HC against it.
The high court later termed the BMC’s action as illegal and malicious.
Source: Free Press Journal