Mumbai: Responding to actor Kangana Ranaut’s plea earlier than the Bombay Excessive Court docket searching for Rs 2 crore as damages for demolition at her bungalow, the Mumbai civic physique stated on Friday that it was an abuse of the method of regulation.
In an affidavit, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) urged the courtroom to dismiss Ranaut’s petition and impose a value on her for submitting such a plea.
“The writ petition and the reliefs sought for therein constitute an abuse of process. The Petition should not be entertained and should be dismissed with costs,” it stated.
On September 9, the BMC demolished part of Ranaut’s Pali Hill bungalow right here, claiming that she had made substantial structural alterations with out due permission.
After she moved the HC on the identical day, a bench led by Justice S J Kathawalla stayed the demolition.
On September 15, Ranaut amended her plea, searching for a compensation of Rs 2 crore from the BMC.
In its reply, filed by advocate Joel Carlos, the BMC alleged that Ranaut falsely acknowledged that the alterations have been as per a permission beforehand granted by it.
On September 5, throughout a routine inspection, its officers observed unlawful repairs and alterations being carried out on the bungalow, so a demolition discover was issued and the demolition was subsequently carried out, it stated.
Ranaut used the property as workplace house and had made substantial alterations and additions in violation of the sanctioned Constructing Plan, the BMC alleged.
Bogs have been constructed in parking areas and current rest room house was transformed into cabins and a pantry, it stated.
Ranaut couldn’t argue that the demolition mustn’t have been carried out through the coronavirus-induced lockdown, for if she was finishing up alterations throughout this era, she was liable to face motion, the civic physique stated.
The following listening to is slated for September 22.
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