Noida: A day after the Allahabad high court dismissed a petition seeking quashing of an FIR against six people who had allegedly grabbed gram sabha land in Sector 37 and constructed a luxury hotel on it, the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration sealed the hotel premises.
On Saturday evening, additional executive officer of Gautam Budh Nagar zilla panchayat, Nutan Sharma, asked officials at Golf View Hotel to immediately evacuate the premises. “We had issued a notice to the property owners to vacate the hotel within three days but on Saturday we found that it was occupied by more than 60 guests. The building has been sealed because the owners failed to produce a valid approved plan,” said Sharma. She added that an investigation is being conducted by the police as well as the administration and penal action would be taken against the offenders.
The sealing procedure lasted for more than two hours amid heavy security. District magistrate MKS Sundaram said the illegal property would face further action after sealing. “We are yet to decide what is to be done with the hotel,” Sundaram said.
Sources in Noida Authority and the district administration claim that there are scores of other such properties which have been built on government land worth crores. Officials said they would conduct a survey to identify such properties. On June 2, cops had booked the owner of Golf View Hotel for cheating, forgery and conspiracy. The FIR was lodged by Noida Authority CEO. The Authority had communicated to the district magistrate that the construction was unauthorized.
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