Mumbai, September 15
Actor Kangana Ranaut has amended her petition earlier than the Bombay High Court to hunt a compensation of Rs 2 crore from the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for “illegal” demolition at her bungalow.
After the BMC demolished what it termed as unlawful alterations on the “Queen” actor’s bungalow at Pali Hill in suburban Bandra on September 9, Ranaut moved the excessive court docket.
A Division Bench led by Justice SJ Kathawalla had stayed the demolition, saying that the civic physique’s actions appeared “malafide” (having doubtful intentions).
In her amended plea, Ranaut alleged that the BMC’s choice to demolish her property was a direct consequence of her feedback in opposition to the Maharashtra authorities.
Recently she has been “at loggerheads with the Government of Maharashtra regarding her views over the handling of certain issues which impact the public in general,” it added.
“The expression used by her has displeased certain quarters and caused angst in certain quarters particularly a political party which is a part of the government in Maharashtra,” Ranaut’s amended petition stated.
“In view of various threats been given to the petitioner, including threats of harm if she entered Mumbai, the petitioner was compelled to seek the assistance/security and was given protection by the Central government in nature Y-plus category of CRPF security and the petitioner could only come to Mumbai under protection,” it stated.
The “same party” can be the ruling get together within the BMC, the petition stated, with out naming the Shiv Sena.
The petition additionally contended that the Bollywood actor had sought the BMC’s permission to hold out structural repairs at her bungalow, and the identical was granted in 2018.
The BMC despatched her a demolition discover on September 7 and gave her simply 24 hours to reply, the petition stated, including that whereas she did reply in time, it was fast to reject her reply and on the very subsequent day, BMC and cops had been “already present outside the bungalow”.
Photos of the day confirmed that the BMC was prepared with demolition tools early within the morning, which proves that the civic physique had malafide intentions and ulterior motives to demolish the bungalow, the petition claimed.
The plea urged the court docket to declare the BMC’s motion as unlawful and direct the civic physique and its “concerned officials” to pay her Rs 2 crore in damages.
The court docket is slated to listen to the matter on September 22.
The demolition at Ranaut’s bungalow had adopted her public spat with the Shiv Sena over her assertion evaluating Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir. PTI