The Bombay High Court right this moment dismissed an attraction and an interim utility filed by Bollywood actor Sonu Sood in opposition to 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, stated, “Law helps only those who are diligent.”
Mr Sood’s lawyer Amogh Singh sought a time of 10 weeks to adjust to the discover issued by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in October final yr, and requested the excessive court docket to direct the civic physique to not provoke demolition motion.
The court docket, nevertheless, refused and stated the actor had ample alternative up to now and if required, he might strategy the civic physique.
“The ball is now in the office of the BMC…you (Sonu Sood) may approach them,” Justice Chavan stated.
“You (Sonu Sood) are too late. You had ample opportunity,” the choose 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 in opposition to 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 in opposition to his residential property in Juhu space.
As per the BMC, Sonu Sood had carried out structural modifications 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 changes in the building that warrants permission from the BMC. Only those changes that are allowed under the Maharashtra Regional and Town Planning (MRTP) Act have been done,” Mr Sood’s advocate Amogh Singh had argued.
After receiving the discover from the BMC, the actor had approached the civil court docket, however did not get aid following which he filed an attraction within the excessive court docket.
The BMC earlier this month additionally filed a grievance on the Juhu police station, looking for an FIR to be lodged in opposition to Sood for allegedly changing the residential constructing right into a resort with out permission.
The grievance 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 yr.
The police are but to register FIR within the case.
Sonu Sood, who is thought for his roles in movies like “Dabangg”, “Jodha Akbar” and “Simmba”, got here into highlight final yr for his philanthropy work in serving to migrants attain their houses through the COVID-19 lockdown.
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