The Bombay High Court, on Tuesday, ordered Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut, and the BMC officer who passed the demolition order for Kangana Ranaut‘s property, to become parties in the case. The high court has further scheduled the next hearing in the case for tomorrow, Wednesday. Also Read - Kangana Ranaut Takes Dig at Maha Govt After Bhiwandi Building Collapse, Says ‘Entire State is Collapsing’
Tweeting the court’s order officially, news agency ANI wrote, “Kangana Ranaut property demolition matter: Bombay High Court allows the officer who passed demolition order and Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut to join as parties in the case. Hearing adjourned till tomorrow.” (sic) Also Read - Why Is Kangana Ranaut Not Opposing Claims of Making 'Unlawful Alterations' in Her Office: BMC to Court
The actor had filed a petition in the court on September 9 when the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation demolished parts of her Pali Hill-situated office-cum-bungalow in her absence. The court had ordered a stay at the actor’s property after which the BMC filed an application stating that Kangan had made ‘illegal alterations’ and additions to her property without the permission of the civic body.
While passing the stay order on September 9, the day Kangana landed in Mumbai following a long war of words with Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut on Twitter, the court had said that the ‘swiftness’ with which the BMC carried out the demolition showed ‘political pressure’. However, the corporation denied the claims mentioning that they abided by the book their department follows while carrying out such demolitions.
Apart from asking for the ‘dismissal’ of Kangana’s petition, the BMC also requested the court to let the actor pay extra cost. “The writ petition and the relief sought for therein constitute an abuse of power. The petition not be entertained and should be dismissed with costs,” the BMC said.