Singer Mika’s Gurgaon farmhouse sealed

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Old 29-Mar-2013
Ginni Singh
Singer Mika’s Gurgaon farmhouse sealed

GURGAON: Punjabi pop icon Mika's farmhouse, 'King's Jungle' built on Gurgaon's forestland was sealed along with five other similar entertainment parks on Thursday.

The six entertainment parks had mushroomed on leafy southern fringe of Gurgaon. The entire stretch comes under Forest Conservation Act, 1980 and also under Aravalli notification of environment ministry.

The district administration had swung into action after the National Green Tribunal had raised objections to running of commercial activities in the village.

The raiding team sealed Mika's farmhouse measuring over 11 acres located in Roz Ka Gujjar village. The local population had known about the ownership of the farmhouses and the raiding team did not face any resistance at the time of sealing. In February, the district administration had sealed Daler Mehndi's farmhouse in Sohna village.

Other farmhouses have exotic names like Camp Caravon, Mercury Himalayan adventures, Sans Eco-adventures, Water banks and Dream Islands.

Last week, TOI had reported about the discreet inquiry being conducted to trace the violators. The power connection records, dug out by the district administration, had revealed that the farmhouses had come up 2008 onwards. The villagers had earlier lodged complaints against the commercial activities in the farmhouses.

Sources in district administration said the owners have been identified and will face proceedings as per the FC Act. The forest department had earlier dug trenches encircling the farmhouses to snap vehicles access to the area but the commercial activities continued unabated. The raiding team comprised DFO, Gurgaon, Ranjitha; SDM, south Vivek Kalia and Anil Dabas head of enforcement wing of town and country planning department.

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