Demolition drive at Kangana’s office, Bombay HC calls BMC’s conduct ‘highly deplorable’



Yesterday, the Bombay High Court had put a stay on the demolition drive being conducted at Kangana Ranaut’s office by the BMC after the actress’ lawyer flied a plea.

HC calls BMC’s conduct ‘highly deplorable’ in Kangana case  |  Photo Credit: Instagram

Ever since Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut made her debut on Twitter, she has been making headlines constantly. The actress has been very vocal and has been sharing her thoughts on Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death case, nepotism in the film industry and the alleged movie mafia in Bollywood. The actress, in one of her tweets, had also targetted the Mumbai Police, which gave rise to a tiff between her and Shiv Sena’s Sanjay Raut. Amid the controversy, the actress returned to Mumbai yesterday.

However, apart from her return, the actress made headlines for another reason. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) conducted a demolition drive at the actress’ office in Mumbai yesterday. The drive was conducted due to alleged illegal alterations in the property. However, a stay was put on the same by the Bombay High Court after Kangana’s lawyer filed a plea.

The HC, in its judgment, has called BMC’s conduct ‘highly deplorable’. A two-member bench said, “Though the manner in which the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) proceeded to commence the demolition prima facie … smacks of mala fide,” reports ETimes. 

The HC observed, “From the works set out in the notice, it is clear beyond any doubt that the works which are ‘unauthorised’ have not come up overnight. However, all of a sudden, the corporation appears to have overnight woken up from its slumber, issued notice to the petitioner, that too when she is out of the state, directing her to respond within 24 hours, and not granting her any further time, despite written request, and proceeding to demolish…on completion of 24 hours.”

It was further said that if the MCGM would “act with similar swiftness qua the numerous unauthorised constructions in this city, the city would be a completely different place to live in.”

Meanwhile, Kangana has been slamming BMC’s action on social media. The actress also shared many photos and videos of her demolished property. In one of her tweets, she wrote, “Paid sources of Maha government are spreading fake info,BMC never sent any notice to me until yesterday,in fact I got all the documents cleared myself from BMC for renovations. @mybmc at least have the courage to stand by your audacity Slightly why lie now?”

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