Shakti Sagar Building (left), accused of turning actor Sonu Sood into a hotel. BMC has filed a police complaint against him.
Actor Sonu Sood, who was known to help the needy during the lockdown, is seen getting caught in controversies. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has lodged a complaint against them at Juhu Police Station on charges of converting a 6-storey residential building into a hotel.
In the complaint given by BMC, it has been said that Sonu Sood has converted the Shakti Sagar Building on AB Nair Road in Mumbai into a hotel without permission. Shakti Sagar is a residential building and cannot be used commercially. It is punishable under section 7 of the Maharashtra Region and Town Planning Act. The BMC has accused Sonu Sood of increasing the portion of the building, changing the map and changing the usage.
Allegations of unauthorized construction despite notice
The BMC has also said in its complaint that Sonu Sood himself has made a change in the use of land. Apart from this, additional construction has been done by fixed plans. For this, they have not even obtained the necessary approval from the authority. The actor has also been accused of ignoring the notice. BMC has stated in its complaint that even after the notice was given, they continued to carry out unauthorized construction.
Sonu went to court against BMC notice
BMC officials said that Sonu Sood had filed an application in Mumbai court against the notice issued from BMC, but he could not get interim relief from there. The court gave Sonu Sood three weeks to appeal in the High Court. Three weeks have been passed by the court and they have neither removed the unauthorized construction nor retracted from the change in use. In such a situation, we have filed a police complaint. This FIR is registered under the MRTP Act.
Sood responds to BMC complaint
Sonu Sood has also reacted to this matter. He said that permission was taken from BMC for user change of land and now waiting for approval from Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority. He has denied BMC’s charge of ignoring the rules.
What will happen next?
Police will investigate on BMC complaint. In this, if the confession of Sonu Sood is confirmed, then the police can file an FIR under the Maharashtra Region and Town Planning Act.