Kangana house demolition: Court grants bail to woman labourer

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Mumbai, Nov 5 (PTI) A Mumbai court on Thursday granted bail to a woman labourer arrested for allegedly causing disturbance and preventing a public servant from discharging his duties during the civic body-initiated demolition at actor Kangana Ranaut's bungalow here in September.

Additional sessions judge R M Sadrani granted bail to Sapna Perera (51) on a personal bond of Rs 15,000.

She was booked under Indian Penal Code Sections 353 (assault), 188 (disobedience to order duly promulgated by a public servant) and provisions of the Bombay Police Act.

According to the prosecution, a group of 15 to 20 people had gathered outside Ranaut's premises in Bandra where the demolition was going on.

The group shouted slogans and tried to prevent policemen from discharging their duties, it alleged.

The woman labourer was later arrested.

In the bail plea filed by her advocate Shriganesh Sawalkar, the woman submitted that she was falsely implicated in the case.

The woman further said she is a labourer and does not have any connection with Ranaut and (Shiv Sena) leader Sanjay Raut.

'She is not connected with any political party. The present applicant never supports or opposes any political party or agenda,' her plea said.

Accepting the plea, the court granted her bail. PTI AVI GK GK