The BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Wednesday started the demolition work of Bollywood actress Kangana Ranaut's office in Bandra, Mumbai, for allegedly carrying out several unauthorised modifications/extensions. The move comes after a number of caustic messages shared between Kangana and a few Maharashtra politicians, including Sanjay Raut, on social media.
Sharing pictures of her office's demolition work, Kangana tweeted, "Babur and his army."
"Pakistan.... #deathofdemocracy," she wrote in another tweet.
Sharing more pictures of the office, she added, "I am never wrong and my enemies prove again and again this is why my Mumbai is POK now #deathofdemocracy."
A team of the BMC H-West Ward this morning had pasted a notice outside the office rejecting a reply filed by Kangana's lawyer, Rizwan Siddique, to the Tuesday's notice in which the civic body had listed a series of violations in the ongoing works in her office.
The BMC Executive Engineer said that he was satisfied that (illegal) works were being carried out and the actress had failed to produce the permissions/approvals/sanction for it as per BMC laws.
"Therefore, the work carried out by you as mentioned in the notice schedule is declared as unauthorized," said the Executive Engineer.
He also said that the ongoing work on the premises was not stopped and warned that it is "liable for forthwith demolition at your risk, cost and consequences".
The notice also cautioned the actress could face imprisonment of minimum one month and upto one year besides penalties.
The latest development came two days after a BMC team paid a surprise visit to her office and surveyed the premises at Bungalow No. 5, Chetan Row House, Nargis Dutt Road, Bandra west.
The survey was followed by the notice to Ranaut to stop the ongoing works within 24 hours, but after her staffers refused to accept it, the notice was pasted outside her office of Manikarna Films on Tuesday.
As per the notice, the violations include: merging of two bungalows, converting a ground-floor toilet into an office cabin, converting a storeroom into a kitchen, making an unauthorised pantry in the ground floor, adding toilets near the storeroom and a parking area, illegal partitions in first floor living room, an illegal meeting room in the pooja room, converting a balcony into a habitable area besides a floor extension, etc.
The bungalow, which Ranaut had bought three years ago, is listed as a residential property by the BMC.
(With inputs from IANS).