‘Abuse of process,’ BMC tells Mumbai HC on Kangana Ranaut’s demand for Rs 2 crore compensation

According to DNA BMC has asked the Mumbai HC to dismiss Kangana Ranaut’s demand for Rs 2 crore compensation stating the actress has abused the process, and was illegally repairing her office

Actor Kangana Ranaut had filed a plea with the Mumbai High Court for damages to her office and house in Bandra by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation. The BMC has in response asked the court to dismiss the plea stating the actress is ‘abusing process’.

“The writ petition and the reliefs sought for therein constitute an abuse of process. The petition should not be entertained and should be dismissed with costs,” BMC argued in the HC, as reported by PTI.

BMC’s lawyer Joel Carlos further argued that when the civic agency inspected Kangana’s office on September 5, they found ‘illegal repairs and altercations’. He thus stated that the demolition was carried out on basis of the order. The next hearing of the case is on September 22.

Kangana Ranaut had arrived to Mumbai on September 9 after her ‘PoK’ comment. When she arrived, the actress found her office and house in Bandra to be demolished. Kangana spent four days in Mumbai, met the Governor of Maharashtra Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, and left for Manali with her sister Rangoli Chandel again on September 14.

While leaving Mumbai, Kangana had tweeted, “With a heavy heart leaving Mumbai, the way I was terrorised all these days constant attacks and abuses hurled at me attempts to break my house after my work place, alert security with lethal weapons around me, must say my analogy about POK was bang on.”

She also shared a quote in Hindi, which read, “[Translated] When the protectors are declaring to be devourers, turning alligators destorying the democracy, then considering me weak is their biggest mistake. By trying to scare off a woman and disregarding her, they are turning their own image to dust.”

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