Actor Sonu Sood has moved the Bombay High Court, challenging an order of the city civil court that dismissed his petition against the notice issued to him by the BMC.

Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) had issued a notice to Sonu Sood for allegedly carrying out structural changes to a residential building in Juhu, Mumbai, without permission.

Sonu, in his petition filed last week through advocate DP Singh, said he has not carried out any "illegal or unauthorised" construction in the six-storey Shakti Sagar building.

As per the complaint issued by the BMC, Sood was first served a notice on October 27, 2020, and the deadline to respond to that ended on November 26 the same year.

"Therefore, the land was again inspected on January 4 and it was found that the accused had not complied with the requisitions and the said notice and was continuing to carry out the unauthorised development even after the notice was served on them," the complaint read.

On October 27, 2020, the BMC issued a notice under Section 53 (1) of the Monopolistic and Restrictive Trade Practices Act to the Soods, giving them a month’s time to restore the property as per the original plan or get approval from the competent authority for changes made.

The complaint letter was sent to the police after the BMC inspected the building and found that Sood had allegedly not complied with the requisitions and was continuing unauthorised construction even after the notice was served to him in October last year.

The police are yet to register FIR in the case.

Sonu, who is known for his roles in films like Dabangg, Jodha Akbar and Simmba, came into spotlight last year for his relief work for migrants across the country. The actor arranged transportation for hundreds of migrants to help them reach their homes during the Covid-19 lockdown.