Residents clash with police over ‘illegal’ demolition
The residents of Exclusive Floors in DLF City Phase 5 clashed with the police on Tuesday, protesting the demolition of the main security barrier and the guard’s room in the complex.gurgaon Updated: May 15, 2013 02:08 IST
The residents of Exclusive Floors in DLF City Phase 5 clashed with the police on Tuesday, protesting the demolition of the main security barrier and the guard’s room in the complex.
The irate residents said the demolition was carried out by “goons” of Lancer International School in connivance with the Gurgaon police and the staff of the district town planner’s (DTP) office.
“The school has been trying to encroach upon our space for long. Since the school authorities have flexed their political muscle, the administration is supporting it too,” said Vijendra Singh, the secretary of the residents’ welfare association (RWA).
Functionaries of the RWA and the residents said that no official order for the demolition was served to them though the DTP staff supervised the demolition carried out by the “bouncers” of the school.
Local councillor Mahesh Daima said: “Residents have been subjected to the ‘dadagiri’ of the school owner and no one has come to their aid.”
Joginder Mann, the owner of the school, however, denied the allegations. “Our staff was inside the school and we had nothing to do with it. The demolition had the legal mandate of the court. I have suffered losses worth crores of rupees as the RWA refused to give me way through the colony,” he claimed.
“We were shown an old court order of 2011. According to that too, the demolition is illegal,” said another member of the RWA.
On the other hand, Gaurav Phogat, station house officer at the Sushant Lok police station, said, “I went to the spot as the police personnel there called me up saying that the residents were angry and needed to be reined in.”