Sonu Sood vs BMC: Police complaint against actor for allegedly converting residential building to hotel, denies allegations
Actor Sonu Sood is the latest Bollywood celebrity to land in a fight with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) for allegedly converting a residential building into a hotel. The BMC filed a police complaint against the popular Bollywood actor and said it had converted the six-story Shakti Sagar residential building into a hotel without obtaining the necessary permits. The actor, however, denied the allegations. Read also – “He is a God for Us”: Villagers in Telangana Build a Temple for Sonu Sood, Perform Aarti and Sing Folk Songs | Watch
As reported by India time, BMC mentioned in its complaint that the actor pursued the “unauthorized development even after the notification was sent”. Deny the allegations, Sonu maintained that he still had permission and was only waiting for permission from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA). Read also – Sonu Sood and Shraddha Kapoor Become Hottest Vegetarian Celebrities of 2020 by PETA India
The case dates back to last year when in October, Sonu even moved the city’s civil court against the BMC note. However, the court did not grant him any interim relief. Part of the BMC’s complaint to the police, as reported by the daily, read: “Sonu Sood was found to have instituted / started / undertaken / carried out development or changed the user of the land. Unauthorized addition / replacement beyond the approved plan and unauthorized change of user from a residential building to a residential building without taking any technical sanction from the competent authority. ” Read also – Sonu Sood mortgages 8 of his properties in Juhu to secure a 10 crore rupee loan for migrant workers and disadvantaged patients
Denying the allegations in his official statement, Sonu was quoted as saying, “I got BMC approval for the change in use. It was subject to the approval of the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority. This authorization is not due to COVID-19. There are no irregularities. I always respect the law. This hotel was used to house COVID-19 warriors during the pandemic. If the permissions don’t come, I will restore it to a residential structure. I am appealing the BMC complaint to Bombay HC. “
Police are currently conducting a preliminary investigation and an FIR has not yet been filed.