Kangana Ranaut Moves Supreme Court On Demolition Row, Presents Warning
After the Mumbai High Court struck down the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) notice to actor Kangana Ranaut about “illegal construction” on his office premises and called it “nothing but legal malice,” the actor on Wednesday he moved to the Supreme Court and issued a warning. if. In his request, he asked the superior court not to approve any order without hearing his side of the case, in the event that the BMC moves the superior court in defiance of the superior court order.
A division bank of the Bombay High Court on Friday struck down a September 9 order issued by the BMC to demolish several unauthorized alterations made by actor Kangana Ranaut to his Pali Hill bungalow in Bandra (West).
Judges SJ Kathawalla and Riyaz Chagla held that the civic action was “prompted by malafides” and accepted the actor’s claim seeking compensation for damages caused by the illegal action. The court said the plaintiff is justified in claiming damages in light of the law established by the Supreme Court in the Sunbeam Hightech Developers case, where the court held that it can award compensation when the demolition was carried out illegally, even if the structure was unauthorized.
In the 166-page ruling, the superior court said it does not approve of unauthorized construction and also does not approve of vague and irresponsible statements (such as those made by Ranaut) against any individual, authority or government.