Twenty-nine people — among them doctors and consultants — have been arrested over the past four months as enforcement police have registered 96 cases to crack down on unauthorised construction and the use of residential properties for commercial purposes in the city.
Police said on Monday that the cases were registered after the Enforcement Bureau police station was set up in Gurgaon.
Most of the accused told cops they opted for unauthorised construction or used their residential property for commercial uses to earn additional income. In some cases, the accused said, they were trying to accommodate more family members.
“Investigation is underway in the cases and more arrests will be made. Chargesheets are being filed in the cases for which investigation has been completed,” said inspector Arvind Dahiya, station house officer (SHO) of the EB police station.
Besides, eight cases were registered at the station for construction of illegal colonies in Pataudi, Farrukhnagar and Sultanpur.
These cases were registered after the police station and the department of town and country planning (DTCP) carried out a drive against illegal colonies.
“We are also taking action against the land mafia for developing illegal colonies. There is a provision of a maximum of 3 years of imprisonment,” said DSP Praveen Malik.
In July this year, the state government had established the Haryana State Enforcement Bureau to monitor and initiate criminal action into cases of illegal mining, encroachment on government sites, illegal constructions, Motor Vehicles Act challans and illicit liquor trade.
All eight police stations in the state that were set up to prove water and electricity theft cases were then converted into the enforcement bureau police stations.