The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) requested the Bombay High Court to dismiss actor Kangana Ranaut’s petition in search of Rs 2 crore in damages for demolition of her bungalow in Mumbai, PTI reported. The BMC known as Ranaut’s plea an “abuse of the process of law”.
“The writ petition and the reliefs sought for therein constitute an abuse of process,” the BMC mentioned. “The petition should not be entertained and should be dismissed with costs.”
It additional mentioned that “The plaintiff approached the court with unclean hands and has suppressed true facts and isn’t liable for any relief.”
On September 9, the BMC demolished an element 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, in search of a compensation of Rs 2 crore from the BMC.
In its reply, filed via advocate Joel Carlos, the BMC alleged that Ranaut falsely said that the alterations had been as per a permission beforehand granted by it.
On September 5, throughout a routine inspection, its officers seen unlawful repairs and alterations being carried out on the bungalow, so a demolition discover was issued and the demolition was subsequently carried out, it mentioned.
Ranaut used the property as workplace house and had made substantial alterations and additions in violation of the sanctioned Building Plan, the BMC alleged.
Toilets had been constructed in parking areas and current rest room house was transformed into cabins and a pantry, it mentioned.
Ranaut couldn’t argue that the demolition should not have been carried out in the course of the coronavirus-induced lockdown, for if she was finishing up alterations throughout this era, she was liable to face motion, the civic physique mentioned.
The subsequent listening to is slated for September 22.
(With PTI inputs)