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Mumbai court dismisses Kangana Ranaut’s application

The Bombay City Civil Court at Dindoshi, on Tuesday, dismissed a notice of motion filed by actress Kangana Ranaut in a suit challenging a notice issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in connection with alleged unauthorised works carried out by Ranaut at her residential building at Khar, Mumbai.

Additional sessions judge LS Chavan, however, extended the ad-interim protection granted to Ranaut so that she can challenge the dismissal order in Bombay High Court.

The sessions judge had earlier restrained the BMC officials from taking any coercive action against Ranaut’s property in furtherance of the notice till her application was decided by the court.

This ad-interim protection granted to Ranaut was extended for a period of 6 weeks to give her time to approach the High Court.

Through their notice, BMC wanted to notify to Ranaut, that she had carried out unauthorised work beyond the approved plan without taking the necessary permission from the Corporation.

Ranaut claimed in her application that the notice issued by BMC was vague and did not specify the exact nature of the alleged unauthorised construction.

She further contended that the speaking order issued against her following the notice, was also not in accordance with law.

Last month, the Bombay High Court had granted relief to Ranaut when the BMC officials had demolished portion of her property located at Bandra, Mumbai for alleged unauthorised works.

The High Court has quashed the demolition notice issued by BMC and added that Ranaut may take steps to make her property habitable and to regularise the same.

The Court had also directed the appointment of a valuer to determine the compensation payable to Ranaut for the demolition of her property.


Via Bar & Bench
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