DTCP issues notices to ex-MLA's kin, 20 others for constructing illegal colony In Gurugram


Two relatives of former Gurgaon MLA Umesh Aggarwal and Sheetal Bagri, MCG's current councilor husband are among 22 people who received show-cause notices from DTCP for allegedly building 130 apartments in violation of the Haryana Urban Development and Regulation Act.

The alleged perpetrators were ordered to submit their responses before August 13; otherwise, the FIRs may be filed against them and DTCP will issue restoration orders.

This is the second campaign of its kind on an illegal settlement after the expansion of Ansal Esencia in Sector 67, where 150 apartments were built without any consent. Former councilor Gaje Singh Kablana, the husband of Senior  Deputy Mayor Pramila Kablana, and 20 others have been booked for the rape.

District town planner RS Batth said on Monday they had received a social media post alleging an unauthorized colony in the former New Colony of old Gurgaon. She said developers divided the land into small plots, constructed flats, and then sold both houses and plots in violation of the law.

"The site team inspected and found the allegations to be true. After scanning the income documents, it was found that the defendant had established an illegal settlement on land belonging to the Gurgaon village income property. They did not take any permits from the competent authority before starting to build and sell houses and apartments to people. The sale deeds were executed in their favor,’’ said Batth


The colony was built on an area of 4500 square yards. The land was originally owned by the Dev Samaj Trust but was later sold to the Indo-UK E-services Company. Hitesh and Rakesh Aggarwal, associated with former MLA Umesh Aggarwal, were among those who sold regency land and allowed the colony to emerge there. Manish Kumar, another defendant, was actively involved in carrying out the works on behalf of the company. Batth said they were investigating how the trust land was sold to a private party.

Screen notifications are issued according to the instructions of the DTCP Manager KM Pandurang. "If they do not provide satisfactory responses, the department will issue restoration orders and file the FIRs against them. We have already sent a report to the principal's office to initiate a demolition campaign," Batth said.

Sources said the role of MCG officials is also being questioned for their inaction against developers of the illegal colony, which was established in 2015. Officials from Tehsildar and DHBVN are also under the scanner to complete the searches without any obligation, no-objection certificates from DTCP, and approved electrical connections.

In the case of the Ansal Esencia Expansion, about 150 illegal apartments were built on 1.5 acres near Ansal Esencia, an approved project in Sector 67. The project was named the Ansal Esencia Expansion to mislead home buyers.

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