Mika’s farmhouse sealed by authorities for illegal tourism

Several farmhouses, including that of Bollywood singer Mika, came under the scanner for commercial activity

On March 28, the district administration in Gurgaon sealed several illegal farmhouses, including that of popular Bollywood singer Mika Singh, in village Roz-ka-Gujjar. A state government spokesman said in Chandigarh that the farmhouses were illegally running small tourism units and other commercial activities.

“As per the orders of Deputy Commissioner PC Meena, a team of local officers, including SDM (sub-divisional magistrate), Gurgaon South, Vivek Kalia, District Town Planner Anil Dabas, Divisional Forest Officer Ranjeeta, officials of the revenue department and Haryana State Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) with the help of police inspected the farmhouses. On finding commercial activities there, these farmhouses were sealed,” the spokesman said.

Meena had directed district officials to inspect the Roz-ka-Gujjar village area in Sohna tehsil of the district for violations by illegal farm houses. The National Green Tribunal had raised objection to running of commercial activities in village Roz-ka-Gujjar, saying that 75 percent area falls under forest area.

In February this year, the district authorities recovered 10 acres of land from singer Daler Mehndi, elder brother of Mika. The court of the SDM at Sohna in Haryana had served Daler a 15-day notice for another 100 acres in his possession. The court restored the possession of 10 acres under occupation of the singer to the Sohna town municipal committee.

“In the light of tourism activities going on in the area, which is a non-forestry activity, notices were issued and the owners were asked to stop commercial activities,” the spokesman said.