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BMC’s demolition order against Kangana Ranaut’s building quashed by Bombay High Court.

27th November 2020

BMC’s demolition order against Kangana Ranaut’s building quashed by Bombay High Court.

The Bombay high court quashed the order of BMC to demolish Kangana Ranaut’s bungalow.
The high court said that the order was “actuated by legal malice” and stated that the state or any other authority except the law has no power to take any action against any citizen regarding irresponsible statements or whether it is an unauthorized construction by them.
The case started when Kangana filed a petition against BMC’s action of demolition of her bungalow, which they stated that it was illegally constructed and she did not take the permission from BMC to construct those structural alterations.
She added in her petition that BMC took this action just after when Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut said that she needed to be “taught a lesson” and this action of BMC was mala fide.
However, the BMC stated that they had given her notice prior to that, which she blandly denied while construction was still going on, which urged them to exercise their power under section 354A of the BMC Act to act within 24 hours of the notice.
These all vast oral arguments on the matter were heard by the high court on 5 October.
Now the court has appointed a surveyor to examine the demolished building and to submit a report so that Kangana could be compensated accordingly.
The court has also ordered Kangana Ranaut to exercise restraint on passing such irresponsible statements against the state and also allowed her to take steps to make her bungalow habitable and if reconstruction is required, she needs to take the permission to do so.

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