The department of town and country planning (DTCP) has written to Gurugram police to register FIR against 58 offenders who allegedly carved out nine illegal colonies on 32.5 acre land in and around the city in the last six months.
Out of the nine police complaints against the offenders, three have been filed at Sector 10A, five at Farrukhnagar and one at Rajendra Park police stations. These illegal colonies covering two to eight acres have come up at Sultanpur, Gadoli Kalan, Farrukhnagar, Garhi Harsaru and Kherki Mazra in the last few months, police said.
Around 20 acre land in Sultanpur was developed into four illegal colonies by the offenders. The colonies were developed on land pieces measuring 2.5 acres to eight acres. The department, after serving show cause notices and restoration orders, has now recommended for FIR against 20 people at Farrukhnagar police station.
In Gadoli Kalan and Garhi Harsaru, three illegal colonies on over six acre agricultural land were carved out by the offenders. The department has written to Sector 10A police to register FIR against 27 people. Similarly in Kherki Mazra, five offenders had carved out illegal colony on two acre land. The department has written to Rajendra Park police to register FIR against the developers.
Another four-acre illegal colony was developed by six offenders in Farrukhnagar, the department has written to Farrukhnagar police to register FIR against them.
As per DTCP compliant, the land falls within Urban Area limit of Gurugram. “The Section 3 of Act no. 8 of 1975, provides that the land owner shall get a licence before carving out a colony within Urban Area from the competent authority. Section 7 (i) of Act of 1975 prohibits sub division intention to sub division of land for carving out the colony. Section 7 (ii) prohibits construction in a colony for which license under section 3 of Act of 1975 has not been granted” the complaint reads.
District town planner (enforcement) RS Batth said, “The offenders have violated the norms by sub-dividing land for the purpose of colony. The offenders are deliberately continuing with the contravention of provision of Act of 1975 and rules.”
He said contravention/violation of section 3, 7(i), 7 (ii) of Act of 1975 and rules framed is a punishable offence with imprisonment up to 3 years, therefore, police should stop the development of colonies immediately, investigate the matter and register a FIR against the offenders (both developer and as well as land owners) as well as others whose name gets associated with the above referred offence during the course of investigation.