BMC TO HC: DISMISS KANGANA’S PLEA | 19 September, 2020

Responding to Kangana Ranaut’s plea before the Bombay high court, seeking Rs. 2 crore as damages from the BMC for the part demolition of her office at Pali Hill, Bandra, Bombay on 9th September, the Bombay civic body said on 18th September that it was an abuse of the process of law. In an affidavit, the BMC urged the court to dismiss her petition and impose a cost on her for filing such a plea. It told the court that it had demolished the office as the actress had made substantial structural alterations without permission.

Kangana had moved the court on the same day (9th), after which the HC stayed the demolition. On 15th September, she amended her plea, seeking a compensation of Rs. 2 crore from the civic body. The BMC told the high court that Kangana had falsely stated that the alterations were as per a permission previously granted by it. It is alleged that toilets were constructed in parking areas, and existing toilet space was converted into cabins and a pantry. The actress could not argue that the demolition should not have been carried out during the coronavirus lockdown because if she was carrying out alterations during this period, she was liable to face action, according to the BMC.