Sealing notices have been issued to commercial establishments, including a leading hotel, in and around the posh Sujan Singh Park in New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) area and the actual sealing action is likely to be held on Monday.
The land and development officer (L&DO) has issued notices to these establishments following guidelines of the Supreme Court's monitoring committee (for misuse of premises).
The authorities had earlier sealed more than 60 shops from Sujan Singh Park area in January. The shopkeepers claimed that they have been running their business from the premises since the early 1940s when it was leased to a private company Sir Sobha Singh & Sons.
The land use is residential, applicable to the entire Sujan Singh Park, including for the hotel. The NDMC had earlier claimed that the hotel was not sealed as the general manager produced a copy of a court order and a judgement pertaining to the property.
Sources from the committee claimed that the original lessee had sublet these shops in contravention of the agreement and that there was lot of unauthorised construction.
The fate is to be decided according to the original lease deed from the L&DO, after which the matter would be reported to the Supreme Court.
NDMC spokesperson Anand Tiwari said, "Action would be taken by the L&DO, we have only been asked to assist them. It is likely that shops and other establishments in and around the Sujan Singh Park would be sealed."