The Bombay High Court has adjourned actor Kangana Ranaut's property demolition matter till 5 October for written submissions, as per a report by ANI.
Earlier, the Court had given time to Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut and a BMC officer to file their replies to the petition filed Kangana against “illegal demolition” of a part of her Mumbai office cum residence, as per a report by The Times of India.
The HC took up hearing of Ranaut's property demolition matter on 22 September. It allowed the officer who passed the demolition order and Sanjay Raut to join as parties in the case, as per a report by ANI.
On 9 September, division bench of JJ Kathawalla and R I Chagla had stayed the demolition of Kangana's office cum residence, Manikarnika Films, by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) while it was taking place.
On 8 September the BMC had served Kangana a "stop work" notice, listing out all the "unauthorised alterations" in her property. The actor was given 24 hours to reply. On 9 September, the civic body had started the process of demolition when the Bombay High Court put a stay on it following a petition by the actor.
The BMC had also filed an affidavit stating that the inquiry into "illegal alterations" was carried out following all protocols. The civic body added that after inspecting all the unauthorised alterations and serving her a notice action was taken.
During the first hearing on 10 September, Kangana's lawyer Rizwan Siddiqui, however, had said that the demolition process had been carried out in haste and at a time when Kangana wasn't even present in Mumbai. Siddiqui also reportedly played some videos wherein certain portions of the house which the BMC hadn't objected to were seen tampered with.
BMC's Second Affidavit
On 19 September, the BMC had filed an affidavit in response to Kangana's petition challenging the demolition of her office and damage claim of Rs 2 crore from BMC.
In its affidavit, the BMC has stated that "The plaintiff approached the court with unclean hands & has suppressed true facts & isn't liable for any relief."
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