The Bombay High Court on Monday granted four weeks time to Bollywood actor Kangana Ranaut to apply for regularisation of portions on her residential property at Khar, Mumbai which was declared unauthorized by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC).
Ranaut approached the Bombay High Court in connection with the illegal construction in her flat when the BMC objected to the violations which had illegally merged flats.
She again turned to the High Court to prevent demolition when BMC workers tried to demolish the illegal constructions, and the Court granted her a stay. Ranaut submitted on Wednesday that she is withdrawing her case against BMC and she will talk to the civic body and resolve this case.
In March 2018, the BMC issued notice to Kangana Ranaut for merging three flats in Khar. In December 2020, Ranaut’s plea against BMC’s notice was rejected by the Civil Court, after which the actor moved the High Court. While rejecting her petition, the civil court said that it is illegal to merge three flats without permission.
Ranaut’s lawyer told the Bombay High Court that the case was part of retaliation against the actor. Illegal construction has been done by the builder of the flats, not by his client Kangana Ranaut. At the same time, Senior Counsel Aspi Chinoy and lawyer Joel Carlos said during the hearing in the High Court that 8 changes have been made in the flat illegally. After hearing both the sides, the court in its order gave relief to the actor till February 5 and asked to file her reply.
Earlier, the Bombay High Court had said the order of December 22, 2020 of the Civil Court will remain in force till February 5 and till then the interim order will also remain intact. That is, no punitive action can be taken on Ranaut till February 5.