Updated: February 11, 2021 12:03:41 am
Actor Kangana Ranaut sought to withdraw an appeal against the Dindoshi civil court order that had dismissed her plea against the 2018 Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) notice over alleged irregularities at her Khar residential home. On Wednesday, Ranaut told the Bombay High Court through senior counsel Birendra Saraf that she would instead file a regularisation application before the BMC in connection with the alleged irregularities.
On February 2, Ranaut had sought from the High Court a further stay on the demolition, stating that the BMC’s action against her was “vendetta” and sought time from the court to give information regarding her application for regularisation of the “illegal portion” of her premises. The court had then continued interim protection to Ranaut till further hearing.
On Wednesday, a single judge bench of Justice Prithviraj K Chavan permitted Ranaut to withdraw the appeal and said that no coercive action be taken by the civic body till the application of regularisation is considered and decided. The court also said that for two weeks thereafter, Ranaut would be allowed file an to appeal in case of an adverse order on her regularisation application.
“The appellant (Ranaut) is permitted to apply for regularisation before the BMC within a period of four weeks,” the judge said, adding that the civic body shall decide the same expeditiously and in accordance with the law.
“In case of any adverse order against the appellant, no coercive action shall be taken two weeks thereafter by the BMC to enable the appellant to file appeal,” the HC said.
The Dindoshi civil court on December 22, 2020 had dismissed a notice of motion filed by Ranaut against a 2018 BMC notice for alleged violation and irregularities at her Khar home.
Ranaut, through her lawyers, had approached the civil court in January 2019, challenging the notice and seeking orders to restrain the BMC from taking any coercive step. The court had then ordered both parties to maintain the status quo. On December 22, while dismissing her plea, the court extended interim protection against coercive action for another six weeks to enable her to file an appeal before the High Court, which the actor did last month.
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