Dismiss Kangana Ranaut's plea with costs demanded: Mumbai Civic Body

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Reddit
  • Flipboard
  • Email
  • WhatsApp
Kangana Ranaut (Image: Twitter)
Kangana Ranaut (Image: Twitter)

New Delhi : Responding to Kangana Ranaut's plea before the Bombay High Court, the civic body sought dismissal of her plea that demanded Rs 2 crore compensation against demolition at her office.

In an affidavit, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) urged the court to dismiss Ms 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.

On September 9, the BMC had demolished a part of Kangana Ranaut's bunglow claiming that she had made substantial structural alteration without due permission.

Soon after the BMC officials reached her office for demolition, Kangana moved to High Court that ordered a stay on demolition.

On September 15, Ms Ranaut amended her plea, seeking a compensation of Rs 2 crore from the BMC.

Filing a reply, BMC has alleged that Kangana has falsely stated that the alterations in the building were done as per permission. 

On September 5, during a routine inspection, its officials noticed illegal repairs and alterations being carried out at the bungalow, so a demolition notice was issued and the demolition was subsequently carried out, it said.

Toilets were constructed in parking areas and existing toilet space was converted into cabins and a pantry, it said.

Ms Ranaut could not argue that the demolition should not have been carried out during the coronavirus-induced lockdown, for if she was carrying out alterations during this period, she was liable to face action, the civic body said.

The next hearing in the matter will be on September 22.