Bombay HC gives interim protection to Sonu Sood till Wednesday

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Bombay high court on Monday restrained the civic body from taking any action against Bollywood actor Sonu Sood till January 13 when it will hear at length his plea against an order of demolition of his alleged unauthorised construction in his Juhu house.

The BMC had last October issued the actor a notice for demolition of his allegedly illegal structural changes to a residential building in Juhu. The actor moved to court in December. His appeal says the city civil Judge ought to have considered that the BMC had “issued the notice with malafide intention” and thus is a “nullity and malafide”. Sood, in his appeal said he has not carried out any “illegal or unauthorised” construction in the six-storey Shakti Sagar building.

During the pandemic Sonu Sood has been instrumental in organizing trains and other modes of mass transport for migrants heading home from Mumbai.