The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has sternly responded to Kangana Ranaut’s plea in Bombay High Court demanding Rs 2 crore compensation over the demolition of her Pali Hill office. It was on September 9 when the Mumbai civic body reached Kangana’s office and demolished a part of the bungalow claiming that she had made substantial structural alterations without due permission.
Kangana moved to High Court the same day following which, a bench led by Justice S J Kathawalla, stayed the demolition. However, on September 15, Kangana amended her plea seeking a compensation of Rs 2 crore from BMC.
BMC, in their latest statement, has slammed the actress’ plea by calling it ‘baseless.’ In an affidavit, the civic body has urged the court to dismiss Ranaut’s petition and impose a cost on her for filing such a plea. “The writ petition and the reliefs sought for therein constitute an abuse of process. The petition should not be entertained and should be dismissed with costs,” it said.
#Breaking | BMC seeks rejection of Kangana’s plea.
BMC tells Bombay HC that @KanganaTeam’s claim for Rs 2 crore compensation for the partial demolition of her Pali Hill property is ‘baseless’ and her plea is ‘abuse of law’.
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For the unaware, BMC, in their earlier statement, had alleged that Ranaut had made substantial alterations and additions in violation of the sanctioned Building Plan. Toilets were constructed in parking areas and existing toilet space was converted into cabins and pantry. While Kangana in her statement argued that BMC had no right to carry out the demolition amid lockdown, the civic body alleges that the actress herself was carrying out the renovation work during the same period.
It’s left to see how Kangana responds to this affidavit submitted by BMC.
The actress has made explosive statements against the Maharashtra government by calling them ‘goons’. She has also called out Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray in some of her tweets. She feels the government is trying to threaten her because she’s speaking out in the open about Sushant’s death probe, Bollywood’s drug addiction among other controversial subjects. Kangana feels that the Mumbai Police and Maharashtra Government have political links inside the industry.