Mumbai: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Company (BMC) on Wednesday (January 13) urged the Bombay Excessive Court docket to dismiss actor Sonu Sood’s petition searching for to restrain the civic physique from finishing up demolition at his property right here.
Sood suppressed the info that demolition had been carried out on the constructing for unlawful development earlier too and he had no license to run a resort there, the BMC mentioned.
The actor moved the HC after the Dindoshi Metropolis Civil Court docket refused to restrain the civic physique from taking motion towards alleged unauthorized alterations on the constructing which stands in Juhu space.
Sood transformed six flooring of the residential constructing right into a resort with out permission, the BMC has alleged.
Arguing earlier than Justice P Ok Chavan, BMC lawyer and senior advocate Anil Sakhare mentioned the demolition discover was issued in October 2020 after it got here to gentle that he had made a number of alterations in breach of the sanctioned plans.
The actor constructed 24 resort rooms on six flooring, numbered them, and company had been discovered to be staying in these rooms, Sakhare mentioned.
Advocate Amogh Singh, Sood’s lawyer, contended that he carried out solely beautification work for which the BMC’s permission was not wanted. Sood had utilized for a change of consumer of the property in October however the software was pending, he mentioned.
However the BMC lawyer identified that he had not submitted any proof of such an software. Elements of the property had been demolished by the BMC in November 2018 and once more in February 2020 for unauthorized development, Sakhare mentioned.
“He retains restoring demolished parts each time with out permission. He has no technical permission or a license to make use of the property as a resort.
“But, he suppresses these info in his enchantment….The appellant has not include clear fingers,” Sakhare mentioned, demanding that the plea be dismissed.
The actor’s lawyer additionally advised the courtroom that he had mortgaged the property with a non-public financial institution and was utilizing the funds for “social causes”. Final yr, Sood had earned reward for serving to migrant labourers who had been returning to their native states after lockdown was enforced for coronavirus.
Justice Chavan, nonetheless, mentioned this level was not related. The courtroom mentioned it was reserving its ruling which might be pronounced quickly.