The city civil court dismissed an application for interim protection filed by Kangana Ranaut last year against the notice issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) over alleged "grave violations of sanctioned plans." The BMC sent the notice to the actor for "unauthorised alterations" made at her residence in Khar, in 2018.
The court has granted relief to the BMC which had asked Ranaut to remove the part of the construction which was not authorised. She was also asked to remove the alterations done in the flat without taking due permission from the corporation.
In her petition, Ranaut sought restrains to the officers of the corporation from carrying out demolition work in order to remove unauthorised construction. The actor, who had challenged the notice before the city civil court, Dindoshi, in January 2019, was given six weeks to challenge the dismissal order before the Bombay High Court, TOI reported.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday, the Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission (MSHRC) has sent a summoning notice to the BMC commissioner I S Chahal to appear before it on January 20 in connection with a complaint received regarding the demolition activity by Mumbai’s civic body at her office in Bandra last September, ANI reported.
Maharashtra State Human Rights Commission has issued summons to BMC Municipal Commissioner IS Chahal to appear before it in connection with a complaint received regarding demolition of property belonging to actress Kangana Ranaut (in file photo). pic.twitter.com/lQWx5JRkhC— ANI (@ANI) December 23, 2020
The order comes on basis of a complaint filed by Mumbai based lawyer in connection with the demolition work carried out by BMC at Ranaut's office and residence in September. On November 28 this year, Bombay High Court had quashed and set aside the order for demolition work issued by BMC, calling it "malicious."
“Your worship be pleased to see that our Hon’ble Apex court declared the right to private property to be a human right. Any action by a state against someone’s private property must be backed by law. If any act by state or its agencies pertaining to someone’s private property is found to be illegal, then it is violation of human rights. On 27/11/2020, Bombay High Court held the act of BMC to be malice in law in razing of the bungalow of Kangana Ranaut,” Mishra said in his complaint.
“Even article 300 A of Indian constitution protects this right to property to be a valuable constitutional right and stipulates due process of law. When the act of BMC is found to be illegal by hon’ble Bombay high court…, then it’s a crystal clear case of violation of human rights as well in light of judgment of Supreme Court which warrants intervention of this hon’ble commission to show cause as to what disciplinary action has been taken against the delinquent officials who were responsible for this illegal act…,” he added in his complaint.
The BMC officials had carried out a partial demolition at Ranaut’s office stating “illegal” construction in Pali Hill of Bandra (West) on September 9.
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