After an August 29 Punjab and Haryana High Court order, the district town planning (DTP) department (enforcement) swung into action and, on Sunday morning, sealed two office premises of Essel Housing Project on MG Road in Sector 28.
"We have not studied the court order yet. We will go through it and file a reply in court by Monday," said Sanjay Jain, vice chairman, Essel Housing Project, adding that the court order came as a surprise for them. The enforcement officials also seized important documents from the offices after the Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena issued the sealing order on Friday.
"We have seized records related to the project and sealed two premises as per the DC's order," said a senior official as he walked out of the complex on Sunday.
The court order came after hearing a petition filed by SS Paneshar, a former pilot with Indian Airlines. He had moved the high court against the Indian Airlines Pilot Cooperative House Building Society Pvt Ltd for illegally selling 16 acres of lands to the developer in 2000.
"Now, the court will study the records and verify the allegation regarding transfer of society land to the developer in 2000. I was also a member of the society but the then president and builder forced me out illegally. I had no option but move court," said the petitioner.
Paneshar told Hindustan Times that though he has been regular at the court, it took more than a decade for an order to seize records from the builder's office. The next date of hearing is September 4.