Headlines January 3, 2021
Court pulls up Kangana for civic violations
Actor Kangana Ranaut has been found guilty of violating the sanctioned plan while merging her three flats. This was ruled by a civil court which rejected her plea seeking to restrain the Mumbai civic body from demolishing the unauthorised construction.
Judge L S Chavan said that Kangana who owns three flats on the fifth floor of a 16-storey building in Khar merged them into one. In doing so she committed many violations. “These are grave violation of the sanctioned plan for which the permission of the competent authority is required,” the court said.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had issued a notice to the actor for “unauthorized constructions” at her Khar flats.
Another notice asked her to restore the structure to its original position as per the original plan, warning that otherwise the unauthorized portion will be demolished.
The actor challenged the demolition notice and requested the court to restrain the civic body from carrying out demolition.
In the latest order the court rejected the actor’s application, saying the “interference of this court is not required”. However, the court has given her six weeks to approach the Bombay High Court against the order.
In September 20199, the BMC had demolished parts of Kangana’s bungalow in the Pali Hill area for alleged “unauthorised” construction. She moved the High Court against it. The high court later termed the BMC’s action as illegal and malicious.
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