Giving a big blow to the Maharashtra Government’s policy of selective harassment, the Bombay High Court on Friday rapped the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) for demolishing a part of actress Kangana Ranaut’s Pali Hill bungalow.
The court maintained that the action clearly suggests a mala fide intent. The court said that it is evident that the action was taken to cause substantial loss to the actor. The Bombay High Court quashed the demolition order.
The division bench of Justices S J Kathawalla and R I Chagla was hearing Kangana Ranaut’s petition challenging the demolition carried out by BMC at her Pali Hill bungalow in suburban Bandra on September 9. The bench noted that the action undertaken by BMC leaves hardly “any manner of doubt” that it was unauthorized.
Further, the bench commented that the civic body has proceeded to act wrongfully and illegally against the rights of a citizen. On the issue of compensation of Rs 2 crore claimed by Kangana Ranaut, the court has appointed a valuer who would hear the petitioner and the BMC on monetary damages caused to her due to the demolition. “The valuer shall by March 2021 pass appropriate orders on compensation,” the court said.
In a reaction to the decision given by the Bombay High Court, Kangana Ranaut thanked the judiciary.
With love and hope ❤️ pic.twitter.com/UkGweDY08p
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) November 27, 2020
Kangana, who is currently shooting for her upcoming movie ‘Thalaivi’, tweeted a video to thank the judiciary and the fans.