Mumbai (ILNS): The Bombay High Court today quashed the order issued by the by BMC on September 9 in the demolition of the office of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut in Mumbai. The court said that the action of BMC has been done with malicious attitude.
The Court has ordered that the BMC will have to pay damages for sabotage in Kangana Ranaut’s office. The High Court has ordered an assessment of the loss of Kangana’s office. Officers in this regard will submit their report to the court by March 2021. The High Court will later decide on the agency’s report to make up for the loss.
The Division bench of Justices SJ Kaithawala and R I Chagla, while giving the verdict in the case, said that the way this was done was unauthorized. This was an attempt to stop the petitioner from seeking legal help. The court has also quashed BMC’s notice of illegal construction.
During the hearing, the court said that looking at the case it seems that the demolition action has been taken with the intention of targeting the actress for tweets and statements. The Bombay High Court dismissed the demolition notice in a petition filed by Kangana Ranaut.
Kangana’s advocate Rizwan Siddique claims that 40 percent of the office was demolished. It also includes many valuable assets including chandeliers, sofas and rare artefacts.
On September 9 the BMC had vandalized Kangana Ranaut’s office, saying some parts were illegal, against which Kangana approached the court. After this, the court stayed the action being taken by BMC