The Mumbai High Court on Monday reserved the judgement in a plea which was filed by the Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut after her bungalow was demolished into portions by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in Bandra.
The process of the demolition was stayed by a Division Bench of Justices S.J. Kathawalla and R.I. Changla on 9th September. Afterward, affidavits were filed by the actress and the civic body. Ms. Kangana also amended her petition and sought a compensation of Rs.2 crores from the BMC.
On 28th September the Bench had observed that there was something wrong and absolutely fishy in the manner in which the portions of the property were demolished by the BMC. To this, the BMC had contended that Ms. Kangana carried out certain substantial work of the alterations and the additions at the building which was demolished by them.
The matter was listed again before the Court on 5th October for filing of the written submissions on behalf of all the parties in the matter over the course of last week. The parties gave their confirmation regarding the written submissions that it will be filed by today itself, they were enquired by the Court for any more submissions that were pending to be made on the matter.
The Counsel replied in negative regarding the written submissions and hence, the High Court of Mumbai proceeded to reserve its verdict in the matter.
Gayatri Vipul Lachke