Wednesday, June 13, 2012
HC denies relief to property dealer in Noida encroachment case
Express news service : Allahabad, Sat Jun 09 2012, 04:27 hrs
The Allahabad High Court today refused to grant relief to property dealer Devendra Kumar Gangal, against whom an FIR has been registered in Noida for allegedly constructing a hotel on encroached gram sabha land. The FIR had been registered against Gangal on June 3.
Rejecting Gangal’s plea seeking stay on his arrest, a division bench of Justices Arun Tandon and Surendra Kumar Singh said that no relief could be granted at this stage. However, if the petitioner approaches lower court with plea seeking stay on his arrest, the same should be heard expeditiously, the court said.
The Noida Authority, through its Chief Executive Officer, had forwarded a complaint to the District Magistrate (Gautam Budh Nagar) against Gangal for allegedly encroaching gram sabha land and constructing Golf View Hotel in Sector-37 of Noida. It was alleged that the hotel was constructed nearly two years ago without any proper approval for building plans. The complaint said that Gangal was allegedly close to some officials who were then in charge and were considered close to top leaders in the BSP government.
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