The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has filed a police complaint against actor Sonu Sood for allegedly converting a six-storey residential building in Juhu into a hotel without BMC's permission.
The police complaint was filed by the civic body against Sood on January 4, in which it said that he had converted a residential building, named Shakti Sagar, on Juhu’s AB Nair Road into a hotel without change of user permissions, reported TOI.
As per the report, BMC has asked the Juhu police to take cognizance of the offence committed by the actor under the Maharashtra Region and Town Planning (MRTP) Act citing unauthorised additions, alteration and change of user.
Sood has however, said he had got BMC permissions for change of user and was only waiting for a clearance from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA), said the report. He also said the he did not receive the prmission due to the covid pandemic.
In October 2020, Sood had moved the city civil court against a notice sent by the BMC, but he did not get any interim relief, the report stated citing officials.
The court had given Sood three weeks’ time to appeal in high court. The time passed but he did not restore the alterations and additions as per the approved plan, a civic official told the publication. Therefore, the BMC has filed a police complaint to register an FIR under the MRTP Act, the official added.
“I am appealing against BMC’s complaint in the Bombay high court,”- SOOD
The actor cleared that if he doesn't get permissions, he will restore it back to a residential building.
Maharashtra: Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has filed a police complaint against actor Sonu Sood (in file photo) for allegedly converting a six-storey residential building in Juhu into a hotel without BMC's permission. pic.twitter.com/49FU1Y3iGJ— ANI (@ANI) January 7, 2021