Brihanmumbai Municipal corporation had come under media flakes over its alleged malafide intentions behind taking down actress Kangana Ranaut’s Pali Hill situated office on September 9. Now as the ‘Manikarnika’ actress has filed a case against the civic body for illegal demolition of her property and also filed a petition for the recovery amount of 2 crore for the damages, the Bombay High Court reportedly reprimanded the counsel for Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) officer, Bhagyavant Late, for seeking more time to file the affidavit, which moved the actress to tears.
The HC had earlier gave permission to include the names of state ruling party Shiv Sena leader Sanjay Raut and the BMC officials as one of the major parties in her petition who passed the order to demolish her property in Mumbai. As per the sources, BHC will begin its hearing process from tomorrow onwards to settle the demolition case.
The Bombay High court stated, “We cannot let a structure remain like that in this monsoon. Otherwise you are very fast but when there are allegations against you, then you are dragging your feet.” Kangana was left teary-eyed after hearing this and took to her twitter handle lauding HC, “Honourable Justice HC, this brought tears to my eyes, in the lashing rains of Mumbai my house is indeed falling apart, you thought about my broken house with so much compassion and concern means a lot to me, my heart is healed thank you for giving me back all that I had lost.”
Kangana’s home-cum-office was razed by the BMC after slapping a 24 hours notice on September 8 while the actress had already announced her arrival to the city for September 9. This action was termed by many as politically motivated and malicious intentions of the Maharashtra government as the actress was at loggerheads with its ruling party leader Sanjay Raut.
The actress had landed in the city on the day of demolition of her dream production house ‘Manikarnika Films’. However, her lawyer had managed to get a stay order from HC on demolition but by that time officials had turned nearly 2crore artefacts, antiques into debris. Kangana was traumatized after seeing her building in ruins and had also shared a series of pictures and videos of it, calling it the ‘Death of Democracy’.