The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has been consistently taking a tough stand on actor Sonu Sood, who came to the limelight for helping the needy during the lockdown. In an affidavit filed in the Bombay High Court, the BMC has said that, Sonu Sood is a ‘habitual criminal’ who has been illegally carrying out construction work in a residential building in Juhu, despite repeated sabotage operations.
Want to Earn Money from Illegal Construction
BMC stated in its affidavit that the petitioners are habitual criminals and want to earn money from unauthorized work. Therefore, he once again illegally constructed the demolished part without the permission of the License Department so that it could be used as a hotel.
Notice Issued for the First Time Last Year
The BMC issued a notice to Sonu Sood in October last year. That notice was challenged by Sonu Sood in a civil court in December 2020, but the court rejected his petition. He then moved to the Bombay High Court. The High Court had asked BMC to file an affidavit in the matter.
Sonu Accused of Making Residential Building a Hotel
The BMC has accused Sonu of converting a 6-storey residential building into a hotel. A complaint has also been lodged in Juhu Police Station in this regard. Singh, counsel for Sonu, said, “The petitioner (Sood) has not made any changes in the building seeking permission from the BMC. Only those changes are allowed which were made under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act Huh.”
The BMC has said in the complaint that the actor turned Shakti Sagar Building on AB Nair Road in Mumbai into a non-permit hotel. Shakti Sagar is a residential building and cannot be used commercially. The actor has been accused of increasing part of the building, making changes to the map and usage. According to the complaint, Sonu Sood continued to make illegal constructions even after the notice was given.