The Bombay High Court has granted relief to actor Kangana Ranaut in her plea challenging demolition activity by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on her property in Bandra last September. Bombay HC has set aside BMC notices to Kangana Ranaut issued on 7th & 9th September and called demolition at her place as action with malafide intent. The Court has quashed the demolition notice and added that Ranaut may take steps to make her property habitable and to regularise the same. Also Read - Maharashtra: No Fine For Not Wearing Masks Inside Private Vehicles, BMC Issues New Guidelines | Deets Inside
HC has also ordered that a valuer will be appointed to ascertain damages caused due to demolition. Bombay High Court says the valuer will submit a report to the court after which it will pass an order on compensation to Kangana Ranaut. HC also asks the actor to show restrain while commenting on other people on social media and otherwise. Also Read - Thalaivi Teaser Out: Kangana Ranaut, Arvind Swami as Jayalalithaa And MGR Bring Magic On Screen
The Court today ruled that there was no unauthorised construction as alleged by the BMC on Ranaut’s property, finding that it was only existing work as opposed to illegal alterations.
As reported in Bar and Bench, the Bench of Justices SJ Kathawalla and RI Chagla ultimately concluded that the BMC had proceeded on wrongful grounds in this case and against the rights of the citizens, which is nothing but malice in law.