The Bombay Excessive Court docket right this moment dismissed an attraction and an interim utility filed by Bollywood actor Sonu Sood towards a BMC discover over alleged unlawful building carried out by him at his residential constructing in Juhu space of Mumbai.
Justice Prithviraj Chavan, whereas dismissing the actor’s attraction and utility, mentioned, “Legislation helps solely those that are diligent.”
Mr Sood’s lawyer Amogh Singh sought a time of 10 weeks to adjust to the discover issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) in October final 12 months, and requested the excessive court docket to direct the civic physique to not provoke demolition motion.
The court docket, nevertheless, refused and mentioned the actor had ample alternative up to now and if required, he might method the civic physique.
“The ball is now within the workplace of the BMC…you (Sonu Sood) might method them,” Justice Chavan mentioned.
“You (Sonu Sood) are too late. You had ample alternative,” the decide added.
Mr Sood approached the excessive court docket earlier this month difficult an order of a metropolis civil court docket at Dindoshi that had dismissed his swimsuit towards the BMC’s discover issued over the alleged unlawful building carried out by him.
The actor within the interim utility had sought an order from the excessive court docket restraining the BMC from taking any coercive motion towards his residential property in Juhu space.
As per the BMC, Sonu Sood had carried out structural adjustments within the six-storey residential constructing ‘Shakti Sagar’, and transformed it right into a resort with out taking requisite permissions.
The actor in his plea claimed he had not carried out any unlawful or unauthorised building within the constructing.
“The petitioner (Sonu Sood) has not made any adjustments within the constructing that warrants permission from the BMC. Solely these adjustments which might be allowed below the Maharashtra Regional and City Planning (MRTP) Act have been performed,” Mr Sood’s advocate Amogh Singh had argued.
After receiving the discover from the BMC, the actor had approached the civil court docket, however didn’t get aid following which he filed an attraction within the excessive court docket.
The BMC earlier this month additionally filed a criticism on the Juhu police station, in search of an FIR to be lodged towards Sood for allegedly changing the residential constructing right into a resort with out permission.
The criticism letter was despatched to the police after the BMC inspected the constructing and located that Sonu Sood had allegedly not complied with the requisitions and was persevering with unauthorised building even after the discover was served to him in October final 12 months.
The police are but to register FIR within the case.
Sonu Sood, who is understood for his roles in movies like “Dabangg”, “Jodha Akbar” and “Simmba”, got here into highlight final 12 months for his philanthropy work in serving to migrants attain their houses throughout the COVID-19 lockdown.
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