Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sonu has filed an application in the Bombay High Court, challenging the BMC notice which was issued to him for alleged illegal construction in his residence in Juhu. The hearing for the case is scheduled for tomorrow (January 11). The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had filed a complaint at the Juhu Police station, seeking registration of FIR against the ‘Dabangg’ actor for allegedly converting the residential building into a hotel without taking necessary permission.
Sonu Sood has approached the Bombay High Court to challenge the notice issued against him. In his petition filed through advocate DP Singh, the ‘Simmba’ star said that he has not carried out any ‘unauthorized or illegal’ construction in his six-storey building in Mumbai.
“The petitioner (Sood) has not made any changes in the building that warrant permission from the BMC. Only those changes that are allowed under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act have been done,” DP Singh was quoted as saying by PTI.
Mandar Wakankar, BMC’s junior engineer from K-West ward, filed a written complaint against the ‘R Rajkumar’ actor and his wife Sonali for allegedly carrying out unauthorised addition/alteration in their Shakti Sagar building without taking sanction from the concerned authorities, the report in the news agency said.
The BMC had alleged that Sood did not take the required permission from the civic body before carrying out the structural changes in his residential building. In a two-page complaint letter, it said that the development work violated the provisions of the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act.
According to the complaint, the civic body had issued a notice to the B-town star in October 2020 but he didn’t respond. Last week, the BMC served Sood another notice after inspecting his premises.
“It was found that the accused had not complied with the requisitions and was continuing to carry out unauthorised development even after the notice was served to him,” the BMC’s complaint read.
On the work front, Sonu Sood has several exciting movies in his kitty including ‘Prithviraj’, ‘Thamilarasan’ and ‘Acharya’. He will be seen sharing screen-space with Akshay Kumar and Sanjay Dutt in ‘Prithviraj’.
The ‘Happy New Year’ actor received praises from all the corners last year for helping the migrant workers reach their homes during the COVID-19 lockdown.