GURUGRAM: Amid protest by locals and property dealers, the enforcement team of the department of town and country planning demolished eight illegal colonies and razed more than 60 structures in Farrukhnagar on Friday.
During the drive, the team, in the presence of 100 policemen, cleared around 50 acres of land and demolished 60 structures, including eight under-construction houses and two offices of property dealers.
District town planner (enforcement) RS Batth said the demolition team started the drive on Friday morning and razed colonies along with the road network with the help of four earthmovers.
The action was taken after the offenders were served show cause notices and restoration orders, but they failed to furnish satisfactory replies.
He said as soon as demolition started, locals gathered at the site and tried to disrupt the drive. However, the police team present at the spot controlled and dispersed them.
Batth further said the department has already written to local police to register FIR against a few builders, while the investigation is going on against others and recommendations will be made against them within a week.
During the drive, the enforcement team also warned the locals not to make investments in such colonies as they might lose their hard-earned money.
On Thursday, DTCP had written to Gurgaon police for registration of FIRs against 58 offenders who allegedly carved out nine illegal colonies on 32.5 acres of land in and around the city in the last six months. Out of nine complaints, three were in Sector 10A, five in Farrukhnagar and one in Rajendra Park. These illegal colonies, ranging from two to eight acres, have come up at Sultanpur, Gadoli Kalan, Farrukhnagar, Garhi Harsaru and Kherki Mazra.