Kangana Ranaut's plea against office demolition by BMC adjourned till Sept 22 by Bombay High Court

Updated: 10 September, 2020 16:07 IST | mid-day online correspondent | Mumbai

Kangana had approached the Bombay High Court on Wednesday challenging the notice issued by the Mumbai civic body for 'illegal construction' at her bungalow

Kangana Ranaut
Kangana Ranaut

The Bombay High Court on Thursday adjourned actor Kangana Ranaut's plea against office demolition till September 22.

Kangana had approached the Bombay High Court on Wednesday challenging the notice issued by the Mumbai civic body for 'illegal construction' at her bungalow here, and sought a stay on the demolition process.

"We filed a petition this morning seeking urgent hearing. We have sought a stay on the demolition process by way of interim relief," Ranaut's advocate Rizwan Siddiqui had said.

The Bombay HC had stayed the demolition at Kangana Ranaut's property by BMC and had asked the civic body to file reply on actor's petition.

The civic body filed its reply on Thursday and Kangana's lawyer has sought time to respond to the affidavit.

The BMC on Wednesday demolished "illegal alterations" at the Bandra bungalow of Ranaut, a civic official said.

Ranaut's recent remark comparing Mumbai to Pakistan- occupied-Kashmir (PoK) has drawn the ire of the ruling Shiv Sena which also controls the BMC.

The 33-year-old actor, who is scheduled to reach here later in the day, has alleged that the Maharashtra government is targeting her because of her fight with the Shiv Sena.

The BMC on Tuesday pasted a stop-work notice at the actor's bungalow at Pali Hill in suburban Bandra. The civic body claimed that during regular inspection it found several illegal constructions and modifications have been carried out without taking necessary approvals from the civic body.

The BMC on Tuesday also filed a 'caveat' in a local court, saying it should be heard first if Ranaut challenges the stop-work notice issued to her. A caveat is a request to a court that no order should be passed without hearing the person/party which files it.

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First Published: 10 September, 2020 15:55 IST

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