Kangana Ranaut Live News Updates: The Bombay High Court asked the BMC to stop the demolition at Kangana Ranaut’s office and asked the civic body to respond to her petition. The matter will now be taken up at 3 pm tomorrow.
Ranaut had approached the court after the challenging the notice issued by the Mumbai civic body for ‘illegal construction’ at her office and had sought a stay on the demolition process. Sharing pictures of BMC officials demolishing parts of her Pali Hill office, Ranaut repeated her “my Mumbai is PoK now” remark. Her other tweet read, “Pakistan.”
The civic team had served her notice over alleged illegal structures at her office. It had also rejected the actor’s plea seeking extra time to furnish documents to prove the legality of the constructions undertaken on the premises. A fresh notice pasted outside the actor’s office today said that the civic body was not satisfied with the actor’s response and that the demolition will be carried out at her risk, cost, and consequences. “It has been noted that after receipt of the notice you have not stopped continuing the work. Under these circumstances, your request for a maximum seven days to respond to and duly addressed is rejected herewith.”
The development comes in the wake of spat between Ranaut and Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut after the actress had earlier compared Mumbai to Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK).
Bulldozer outside Kangana Ranaut’s Mumbai office
Kangana Ranaut had purchased the bungalow in 2017 and had renovated it in January this year.
On Tuesday, the BMC had issued a notice under section 354(A) of the Mumbai Municipal Corporation (MMC) Act, directing the actor to stop the ongoing work on the premises and produce the permissions for the “illegal” constructions. She was given 24 hours to file a reply with documentary evidence. The civic body had also filed a ‘caveat’ in a local court, saying it should be heard first if Ranaut challenges a stop-work notice issued to her.
As per the notice, the ongoing renovation and finishing work inside the bungalow was “beyond the approved plan”. Some of the illegal constructions mentioned in the notice include the conversion of a toilet on ground floor into an office space, construction of a kitchen inside a storeroom and new toilets near a storeroom, conversion of a balcony into a habitable area, merger of one bungalow with another, and extension of the third floor
Earlier this week, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had accorded Y+ category security to Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut after she expressed threat to her life as she spoke about drug use among a section in the film industry, following the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput.