Kangana Ranaut has demanded damages worth two crores from BMC. The Bombay High Court has appointed a surveyor to find out the damage.
Mumbai| The Bombay High Court has ruled that the demolition of actress Kangana Ranaut’s bungalow in Pali hill by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation was wrong. The court in its judgment on Friday said that it was an attempt to stop the petitioner from seeking legal help. It said the court cannot allow the use of ‘muscle power’ against any citizen.
The court also dismissed the BMC notice issued against the illegal construction. However, the court also had some words of wisdom for the actress and asked her to exercise restraint in public statements. Kangana had filed a petition in the High Court against the action of BMC. A bench of Justices SJ Kaithawala and RI Chagla were hearing the petition. On September 9, the BMC demolished several parts of the office at Kangana’s Pali Hill bungalow, terming it illegal.
Officer appointed to find out the loss
Kangana has demanded damages worth two crores from BMC. On this, the High Court has appointed a surveyor to find out the damage. They have to submit the report by March 2021.
The high court put a stay on demolition notice
After the petition was filed by Kangana, the High Court immediately stayed the BMC action and ordered to maintain the status quo. Kangana’s lawyer claims 40% of the office was demolished till the time court put a stay notice. The items that were damaged include chandeliers, sofas, rare artefacts and many valuables.
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The High Court said that the action of demolition appears to have been aimed at targeting the actress because of her social media comments.
“Victory of the whole democracy”: Kangana
“After the High Court’s decision, Kangana wrote on social media that if a person stands against the government and wins, then it is not only the victory of the person but the entire democracy. Thank you to everyone for encouraging me. Thanks to everyone who laughed at the breaking of my dreams. It all happened because you were acting like a villain and I became a hero,” said Kangana Ranaut.
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