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Cry against ‘guest houses’ gets louder

gurgaon Updated: Jun 29, 2012 00:57 IST
Dhananjay Jha

The denizens of upscale Essel Towers are up in arms against illegal guest houses that have come up in the colony. They alleged that unauthorised guest houses have become a major security concern for them.

According to them, the occupants of the guest houses often misbehave with women and misuse lifts, parks and terrace.

“There have been cases of guest house occupants misbehaving with women residents. We want a complete ban on the illegal guest houses,” said Rajiv Lamba, president of the RWA, who took a group of women residents to police commissioner KS Sindhu to lodge a complaint.

The residents also alleged that the police and the administration have done nothing to improve the situation.

“Not only do the occupants but their servants too misuse our lifts and parks,” said Alka Dasaor, a resident.

“We will take to the streets if the police and administration fail to act,” said Simran, another resident.

Meanwhile, the police raided some flats and recovered guest registers, food bills and liquor bottles which suggest that guest houses have been operating on the premises.

The police have asked the owners to shut down the guest houses or face action. The police also assured the residents that they would raise the issue with the DTP (enforcement) to take action against the owners of these illegal guest houses.

Essel Towers houses nearly 250 flats, of which 35 have been occupied by the owners. The rest have been leased out to second parties. Recently, the residents staged a protest after a servant in one of the guest houses misbehaved with them.