The Bombay high court has reprimanded the BMC while hearing the case of illegal construction being demolished by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in Mumbai-based bungalow of actress Kangana Ranaut.
The High Court has stated BMC that you cannot leave a broken building in the monsoon in this way. The court told the BMC that when it came to breaking the bungalow, you had shown a lot of haste, but when it came to answering, why did you people become so lethargic? The court also expressed displeasure over the name of the respondents in the amended petition filed. The court has allowed the petition to be further amended and set a hearing for 3 pm on Friday, 25 September.
During the hearing of the petition to the Division Bench of Justices SJ Kathawala and Justice RI Chagla, counsel Pradeep Jayant Thorat was told that they were appearing on behalf of Sanjay Raut and that they needed time to file their reply as they were on Thursday Petitions have been received in the morning.
Thorat further said that since Sanjay Raut is a Member of Parliament and is not available to give directions at this time due to being in Delhi due to the Parliament session, he should be given more time by the court. After this, the petition should be heard.
At the same time, BMC’s senior advocate Anil Sakhare demanded more time on behalf of Bhagyawant Late.
In the previous hearing, the High Court had given permission to the actress to prosecute Bhagyawant Late, the officer of BMC’s H-West ward, to form a party.
By Priya Kumari