Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has filed a police complaint against Sonu Sood for allegedly making the six-storey building into a hotel without the necessary permissions.
While according to the actor he had all the necessary permissions and was only awaiting clearance from the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority (MCZMA) to for the Shakti Sagar residential building in Juhu.
Under the Maharashtra Region and Town Planning (MRTP) Act, the BMC asks Juhu police to do the needful.
The complaint reportedly stated, “It has been found that Sonu Sood has instituted/commenced/undertaken/carried out development or changed the user of land. Unauthorised addition/alterations beyond the approved plan and unauthorised change of user from residential to residential hotel building without taking technical sanction from a competent authority.”
As per the reports, the actor had not responded to the notice and continued the “unauthorised development even after the notice was served on him,” said the complaint.
While according to an official’s statement, Sood had moved the city civil court against a notice sent by the BMC in October last year but did not get any interim relief.
When a daily connected to the actor he reportedly said, “I have taken approval for change of user from the BMC. It was subject to the approval of the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority. This permission hasn’t come due to Covid-19. There are no irregularities. I always abide by the law. This hotel was used to house Covid-19 warriors during the pandemic. If permissions don’t come, I will restore it back to a residential structure. I am appealing against the BMC’s complaint in the Bombay HC.”
As of now, a preliminary investigation is underway.