Bollywood actor Sonu Sood has moved the Bombay High Court against a notice issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for allegedly illegally making structural changes in a residential building in suburban Juhu. Sonu Sood, through advocate DP Singh in his petition filed in the court last week, has said that he has not done any illegal or unauthorized construction in the six-storey Shaktisagar building. A member bench of Bombay High Court Judge Prithviraj Chavan will hear his plea on Monday.
Singh said, “The petitioner (Sood) has not made any such changes in the building that require BMC’s permission. Only those changes have been made which are allowed under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act.” The petition also requested the cancellation of the notice issued by BMC in October last year and interim relief from any punitive action against Sonu Sood in this case.
It is worth mentioning that after receiving notice from BMC last year, Sonu Sood had moved the civil court but he did not get relief there. The BMC had last week lodged a complaint with the Juhu police station and demanded an FIR for allegedly converting the residential building into a hotel without permission.
The BMC gave the complaint letter to the police after it inspected the building and found that the instructions had not been complied with by Sood and that he was continuing the illegal construction despite giving notice in October last year. However, the police have not registered an FIR yet. Sood is known for his strong acting in films like Dabangg, Jodha-Akbar and Simmba and last year he came into the limelight when he helped migrants reach their homes during the lockdown enforced by Covid-19.