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Man buries wife at home: GDA submits report, police say need court order

The Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) has sent a report to the district administration about the land use of the plot where a retired IAS officer allegedly buried his wife’s body. The site is located in Indirapuram locality and the residents had objected to the burial.

noida Updated: Jun 06, 2017 23:44 IST
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Sheela Gaur, wife of retired bureaucrat Tulsi, succumbed to an ailment at a Delhi hospital and was buried on Sunday allegedly at the vacant plot owned by the family in Indirapuram.
Sheela Gaur, wife of retired bureaucrat Tulsi, succumbed to an ailment at a Delhi hospital and was buried on Sunday allegedly at the vacant plot owned by the family in Indirapuram.(Sakib Ali/HT)

The Ghaziabad development authority (GDA) has sent a report to the district administration about the land use of the plot where a retired IAS officer allegedly buried his wife’s body. The site is located in Indirapuram locality and the residents had objected to the burial.

Following the incident on Sunday, police and administrative officials went to the house of retired bureaucrat, Tulsi Gaur, who told officials that the burial was done in accordance with his wife’s last wish.

She had succumbed to an ailment at a Delhi hospital and was buried on Sunday allegedly at the vacant plot owned by the family in Indirapuram.

“We have sent the report that one of the three plots was in the name of Sheela Gaur, the deceased. The other two plots are in the names of members of the extended family. In our report, sought by the administration, we have submitted that the plot has residential land use and is meant for residential purposes only,” said Kanchan Verma, GDA vice-chairperson.

“Now, it will be up to the administration to take a decision on the issue,” she said.

But the GDA officials are in a fix on whether burials can be allowed on a residential plot or not. Officials of the town planning department, on condition of anonymity, said the bylaws permit only residential activity but don’t specifically say anything about “burials”.

“For the purpose of last rites, cremation and burial, the Master Plan allocates specific spaces. Such activities should be undertaken only at these sites,” the officer said.

According to the GDA, the three plots were allotted to Gaur and two others in 2000.

On Monday, residents of Shri Krishna Lane RWA at Shakti Khand II, Indirapuram, met Verma and raised objections over the alleged burial.

Since Sunday evening, the police have also deployed personnel at the site to prevent any escalation of law and order due to objection by residents over the alleged burial. An inquiry is being conducted by additional district magistrate (city).

“We have sought the opinion of legal experts. We cannot interfere in the issue without a court order. Suo motu, the administration has no power to interfere. Still, the inquiry is underway and the ADM is trying to find out the legalities,” said Ministhy S, district magistrate.