New Delhi: The BMC (Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) filed a reply in the Bombay High Court (HC) on Friday, on Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut’s plea demanding Rs 2 crore as damages for demolition at her office.
In its response to Kangana’s plea, the BMC said that the demand of Rs 2 crore was an abuse of the process of law. The civic body urged the court to dismiss Kangana Ranaut’s petition and charge a cost on her for filing such a plea.
“The writ petition and the relief sought for therein constitute an abuse of power. The petition not be entertained and should be dismissed with costs,” the BMC said.
For the unversed, on September 9, the BMC demolished Kangana’s Pali Hill office, stating that she had made substantial structural alterations without permission.
After BMC’s action, Kangana Ranaut moved the HC on the same day and a bench led by Justice SJ Kathawalla stayed the demolition. Meanwhile, on September 15, Kangana amending her plea, demanded a compensation of Rs 2 crore from the BMC.
The next hearing in Kangana Ranaut’s case will be held on September 22.