The BMC had served a demolition notice to Ranaut for alleged unauthorised constructions, in 2018.
Actor Kangana Ranaut has made a decision to withdraw her suit unconditionally against the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). She was issued a notice of demolition pertaining to certain illegalities effected in her properties in a Khar building in 2018.
Her lawyer Rizwan Siddique said “She has decided to withdraw the suit in the next four days and has informed the Bombay High Court accordingly,” on Wednesday, 10 February.
It is learnt that instead of pursuing the suit in the high court, Ranaut will apply for regularisation of the structure as per the BMC rules within four weeks.
A decision would be taken by the BMC regarding her application for regularisation as per the court orders. However, if the BMC order goes against her, then the actor would get two weeks’ time to approach the court again.
Justice P. K. Chavan questioned Ranaut’s lawyer Birendra Saraf whether the withdrawal was conditional or not, the latter said that it was unconditional.
Ranaut had approached the Dindoshi Sessions Court against the BMC seeking a stay on the execution of the notice along with the realtor RKW Construction. Unfortunately, the Sessions Court rejected her plea in December 2020. Then Ranaut approached the high court seeking a stay on the BMC notice for demolishing the ‘illegal’ portions in her property.
The Sessions Court ruled that Ranaut had indulged in grave violations of the sanctions plans, converting three units into a single one, covered the sunk, duct and common passage areas as per her own convenience and availed free FSI.
Terming these as serious, the lower court had ruled that these violations of the sanctioned plans required the permission of the Competent Authority (BMC), and hence rejected her plea for relief.