Mumbai, Dec 06, 2021: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has served a notice on actor Sonu Sood, asking him to restore a six-storey structure — that was turned into a hotel — back to a residential building. The notice was issued on November 15. He had allegedly converted the residential premises into a hotel.
Earlier this year, Sood was pulled up by Bombay High Court. He withdrew his petition before the Supreme Court and agreed to restore the building in question from an unauthorised hotel back into residential premises.
The BMC notice read: "You have stated in your letter that you discontinued the activity of lodging/boarding on the existing 1st to 6th floors of the building and it shall be used for residential purposes as per the sanctioned plan. Also, you have mentioned that necessary work for addition/alteration/restoration is under progress." The notice further read: "This office inspected the site on October 20 and observed that you have not yet restored the work as per the approved plan.” Sood had assured BMC in July that he would restore the building to a residential facility.
Sood was given seven days to carry out the restoration. Activist Ganesh Kusmulu alleged that Sood had converted the hotel into a girl’s hostel. “BMC should demolish the building,” he said.
According to sources, Sood has informed BMC that he has already carried out the restoration. It will remain a residential property and no illegal construction will be carried out.