Responding to actor Kangana Ranaut’s plea earlier than the Bombay High Court looking 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 Corporation (BMC) urged the courtroom to dismiss Ms 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 Ms Ranaut’s Pali Hill bungalow, claiming that she had made substantial structural alterations with out due permission.
After she moved the High Court on the identical day, a bench led by Justice S J Kathawalla stayed the demolition.
On September 15, Ms Ranaut amended her plea, looking for a compensation of Rs 2 crore from the BMC.
In its reply, filed by means of advocate Joel Carlos, the BMC alleged that Ms 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 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 stated.
Ms Ranaut used the property as workplace house and had made substantial alterations and additions in violation of the sanctioned constructing plan, the BMC alleged.
Toilets have been constructed in parking areas and current bathroom house was transformed into cabins and a pantry, it stated.
Ms Ranaut couldn’t argue that the demolition mustn’t 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 stated.
The subsequent listening to is slated for September 22.
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