In the last few weeks some shocking events took place in the city which made the headlines. One such event was the BMC’s demolish drive. Kangana Ranaut had just landed in Mumbai from her home state, Himachal Pradesh, after Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) pasted a notice outside her office giving her 24 hours to respond. Before the actress could reach to her office and respond to the alleged ‘illegal notice’, BMC bulldozed the illegal construction of Kangana’s office Manikarnika Films located at Pali Hill, Bandra West.
The civil body had begun the demolition drive before the ‘Queen’ actress actually landed in the city. They demolished almost half of the property until Kangana’s lawyer came with a stay order by the court. Later, the actress had moved the court demanding ₹2 crore for damages done during the process of demolition conducted by Mumbai’s civic body.
As per the recent updates reported by Pinkvilla, BMC has filed an affidavit and asked the court to deny Kangana’s plea of seeking damage costs. The civic body said it was an abuse of the process of law. Not only that, but BMC in return asked the court to impose a cost on her for filing such a plea. According to a report in NDTV, BMC’s affidavit read, “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.”
Kangana had shared a video on social media just few days before the demolition drive took place. In the video she claimed that BMC staff who had forcefully entered her Pali Hill office had threatened to demolish it. However, the actress also mentioned that before this she never received a notice about the same.
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A day after putting up the notice, some parts of her office were bulldozed by BMC, Bombay High Court had than put a stay on it after Ranaut’s lawyer had filed an urgent plea seeking the same.