In a huge respite to Kangana Ranaut, the Bombay High Court on Friday quashed the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) notices to the Bollywood actress and called the demolition of her office as action with malafide intent. The High Court also ordered setting up of a committee to ascertain damages caused due to demolition.
Meanwhile, the controversial actress was also asked by the court to show restrain while commenting on other people on social media and otherwise.
A division bench of Justices SJ Kathawalla and RI Chagla noted that the action undertaken by the BMC leaves hardly “any manner of doubt” that it was unauthorised. “The civic body has proceeded to act wrongfully and illegally against the rights of a citizen,” the bench said.
The High Court set aside the BMC notices to Kangana Ranaut issued on September 7 and 9 and called the demolition at her place as action with malafide intent.
The division bench also said that a valuer will be appointed who will submit a report to the court after which it will pass an order on compensation to Kangana Ranaut. “The valuer shall by March 2021 pass appropriate orders on compensation,” the court said.
Reacting to the court order, Kangana Ranaut’s official Twitter handle tweeted, “When individual stands against the government and wins, it’s not the victory of the individual but it’s the victory of the democracy. Thank you everyone who gave me courage and thanks to those who laughed at my broken dreams. Its only cause you play a villain so I can be a HERO.”
When individual stands against the government and wins, it’s not the victory of the individual but it’s the victory of the democracy.
Thank you everyone who gave me courage and thanks to those who laughed at my broken dreams.
Its only cause you play a villain so I can be a HERO. https://t.co/pYkO6OOcBr
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 27, 2020
The High Court bench was hearing Kangana Ranaut’s petition challenging the demolition carried out by the BMC at her Pali Hill bungalow in suburban Bandra on September 9.
The Bollywood actress had sought a compensation of Rs 2 crore in damages from the BMC and urged the court to declare BMC’s action as illegal.
The civic body had opposed the plea and said the actor had brazenly and unlawfully carried out extensive alterations and additions to the bungalow in breach of its approved plan.
Source: Times Now