The demolition process is under way and it’s expected to take a few hours to complete.
Mumbai: Heavy police deployment outside bungalow of actor #KanganaRanaut . #BMC officials also present. https://t.co/VKAWwFZKbh
— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai) 1599630914000
Kangana created controversy recently when she raised doubts on Mumbai Police while commenting on Sushant Singh Rajput’s alleged suicide after stating that she feared the Mumbai Police more than the ‘movie mafia’. She also compared Mumbai with Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. Kangana’s comments upset the Shiv Sena and the party activists protested against her.
Mumbai: BMC pastes another notice outside actor #KanganaRanaut ’s bungalow. The Mumbai civic body has rejected her… https://t.co/oSMvyD0HEw
— TOI Mumbai (@TOIMumbai) 1599629540000
BMC cannot demolish any property in view of Covid situation. The Hon.Bombay High court has ordered on their own mo… https://t.co/ZhmXpJtbZu
— Adv.Vivekanand Gupta 🇮🇳 (@vivekanandg) 1599628748000
BJP secretary (Mumbai) Vivekanand Gupta tweeted, “BMC cannot demolish any property in view of Covid situation. The Hon.Bombay High court has ordered on their own motion, all orders of dispossession / demolition of any court /Tribunal /Authority are in abeyance till 30th September.(sic)” He further added, “if all the Shiv Sena shakhas (local offices) are legal.”
Now @mybmc has filed a caveat against me, really desperate to break my house, I deeply love what I built with so mu… https://t.co/cby1xaQmhE
— Kangana Ranaut (@KanganaTeam) 1599567161000
On Tuesday morning, in the absence of Kangana, the BMC had pasted a 24-hour notice on the bungalow gate asking Kangana to explain about the alleged illegal changes in the premises till Wednesday morning or face action. BMC officials claimed that staff present at the bungalow refused to accept the notice, so they pasted it on the gate.
Kangana’s advocate replied to the BMC notice on late Tuesday, disputing their claim. But, BMC rejected the reply and pasted related order on Kangana’s bungalow on Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday, Kangana tweeted, “Now @mybmc has filed a caveat against me, really desperate to break my house, I deeply love what I built with so much passion over so many years but know that even if you break it my spirit will only get stronger …. GO ON …(sic).”
The BMC notice had listed out unauthorised constructions of toilet, kitchen, pantry on the ground floor. It also mentions an unauthorised room built on the first floor using a wooden partition and illegal inclusion of a second floor balcony into habitable area.
The bungalow was earlier used as a kindergarten; Kangana purchased it a few years ago. She had approached the residents’s association to inform them that after renovating the bungalow she would use it as an office-cum-home. She have another house in a posh building nearby where she lives.