Kangana Ranaut seeks Rs 2 crore from BMC for demolition at Mumbai Office

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Kangana Ranaut (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Kangana Ranaut (Image: Twitter/ANI)

Mumbai : Actor Kangana Ranaut has sought a compensation of Rs 2 crores from BMC for “nearly 40% damage” to her office in Mumbai during the demolition undertaken by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on September 9.

Kangana has alleged that the action from BMC was a revenge taken by Shiv Sena against her war of words. She claimed that the civic body was misused to carry out the demolition.

She had come in direct fight with Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut after she had slammed Mumbai Police for not handling the Sushant Singh Rajput murder case properly and tagged Mumbai as PoK. Soon after which Raut advised her to not return if she does not feel safe here.

Centre gave Ranaut Y Plus security after she announced her date of arrival in the city and dared Shiv Sena to do whatever they can to stop her.

The petition said the presence of BMC staff and police officials outside the premises on September 9 even before civic authorities rejected her response to the stop-work notice showed the action was premeditated and taken with “malafide intentions”.

The actor said the BMC’s claim, in reply to her petition challenging the demolition, was without proper evidence and arbitrary. She added the civic body’s claim that it found 14 alterations and additions to the property during the inspection on September 7 was not substantiated by proper evidence.

Ranaut said valuable property like chandeliers and rare artworks were damaged. She sought interim relief to take steps to make the property “capable of use” after the demolition.

The Mumbai Court has asked BMC to file their response. The next hearing in the matter will be on September 22.