The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has filed a police complaint against actor Sonu Sood for allegedly converting a residential building in Mumbai’s Juhu into a hotel. Notably, Sonu Sood had given the same six-storey building for quarantining medical professionals last year when the lockdown was imposed by the government to contain the COVID-19 pandemic.
The police have now said that it will investigate the case and take the necessary steps required. The actor is yet to respond to the allegations.
Complaint against Sonu Sood
Sonu Sood lives in Shakti Sagar, a building in Juhu, Mumbai. It is a 6-floor building, a residential one, which is allegedly converted into a hotel. The BMC said that Sonu Sood converted the building into a hotel without proper permission.
Along with that, the actor has allegedly done other illegal construction in his building. The BMC added that despite two rounds of inspections, Sonu Sood has not made any changes, and therefore they had to send a written complaint to the Juhu Police Station, requesting them to immediately file an FIR against Sonu Sood in the matter.
What BMC claims?
As per the BMC, Sonu Sood was first served a notice on October 27, 2020, and the deadline to respond to that ended November 26, 2020. However, the actor did not respond.
The complaint letter said that the development work carried out by the actor was in complete violation of the MRTP Act Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act.
The BMC added that on January 4, 2021, another inspection was made, wherein it was found that more unauthorised development was done by the actor on his property.
Sonu Sood was hailed as a hero after he helped a large number of migrants return home during the lockdown by hiring buses from Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra.
Sonu Sood for his positive efforts during the migrant crisis amid the COVID-19 pandemic is hailed as a real-life hero. He helped thousands of migrant families to return to their native places amid the lockdown.
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