DC asks SSP to book estate officials for irregularities

  • Vinod Kumar, Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
  • Updated: Apr 24, 2014 09:44 IST

UT deputy commissioner (DC) Mohammed Shayin has urged senior superintendent of police (SSP) Sukhchain Singh to lodge a first information report (FIR) against the subdivisional of ficer (buildings), junior engineer and other estate officials for irregularities in approving building plans of five commercial properties.

The estate office on Wednesday sealed all the five buildings, including two hotels, after detecting major deviations in construction were detected that were not in conformity with the building plans submitted for approval. In his letter to the SSP, Shayin said: “A difference between the position at the building site and as shown in the building plan has been noticed. Such deviations could not have happened without the active connivance of the officials concerned.”

Shayin has urged the SSP to file an FIR in the matter against the SDO (buildings), JE and other of ficials under suitable provisions of the Code of Criminal Procedure/ Indian Penal Code as also the Prevention of Corruption Act. He also asked a detailed inquiry be conducted if it was found some unfair dealings took place between the buildings’ owners and planning advisory committee (PAC) members.


The largest number of building violations were detected in the case of Garib Nawaz Hotels Pvt Ltd in Industrial Area and Hotel JH in Sector 18.

The for mer was fo und to have committed a dozen grave infringements, including four rooms constructed along with the front boundary wall, rear boundary wall constructed at height of over six feet, height of reception lobby’s false ceiling exceeding the prescribed limit, office constructed near elevators and stairs leading to the basement and usage of basement for habitable use.

On the other hand, Hotel JH constructed eight rooms as against the six sanctioned on the first and second floors by decreasing the size of the rooms. At the same site the construction plan for the second floor did not conform to the one that was sanctioned.

Besides, an unauthorised construction was made on the building’s terrace to accommodate a power generator and solar panels, which did not comply with building bylaws.

Similarly, g rave violations were found in each of the commercial building sites in Sectors 17, 20 and 46.

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