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Lucknow6 days ago
This photo is from Lucknow. The LDA began demolishing the Dragon Mall in Lalbagh.
- Illegal construction being demolished in the presence of police-PAC force led by LDA Joint Secretary Ritu Suhas
- The demolition process was stopped after the High Court order, LDA had sealed a month ago.
The Development Authority (LDA) has again initiated demolition proceedings on illegal properties in the capital Lucknow. On Sunday afternoon, the LDA has started demolishing the Dragon Mall located in Lalbagh area by laboring it. During this, Joint Secretary Ritu Suhas was present on the spot along with police and PAC force. Let me tell you that on November 3, the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court stopped taking action on the LDA for a month.
High Court Lucknow had stayed the operation for a month
Actually, Dragon Mall is built on the residential map. The LDA sealed it a month ago. The mall owner took refuge against the High Court against this. The High Court had stayed the LDA action for 1 month. The High Court ordered the disposal of the pending case in the Commissioners Court within 1 month. DM / LDA VC Abhishek Prakash says there is no stay. The team is taking action. The commercial complex was created by passing the residential map.
Joint Secretary Ritu Suhas said that action has been going on since 2017 against the illegal construction of Dragon Mall on the land of Lalbagh Girls College. Even then the mall was sealed, but the High Court had stayed, which was in effect till 30 June 2017. After this, enforcement zone-6 demanded a re-seal. According to the order of the LDA, Dragon Mall had got a three-story map at the time of construction. But the five-storey commercial building became including the basement. Which has also started to be used. After this, the LDA has taken action under sections 16 and 27.
Scrapped case in 2015
The episode also surfaced in the LDA’s Enforcement Court that the illegal Dragon Mall first began operations in 2014. In 2015, the then prescribed authority ended the case with an affidavit. After this, the mall was built again after illegal construction. Action started on this in 2017. There is a dispute among the college management about the use of land.