Stays on construction of heritage hotel in posh Lucknow locality: High Court

LUCKNOW: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court today put a stay on further construction on three plots owned by either Samajwadi Party, Janeshwar Mishra Trust or the Yadav family makes a jolt to SP chief Akhilesh Yadav’s plans to construct a heritage hotel in posh Vikramaditya Marg.

It also issued notices to Samajwadi Party, AkhileshYadav, his wife Dimple Yadav, SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and the Janeshwar Mishra Trust and sought for their response by September 5.

The court directed the top authorities to photograph, within 24 hours, whether illegal constructions were going on these plots and furnish the report on the next date of hearing.

On a complaint of receiving threats after filing the petition, the court directed the principal secretary (home) and UP DGP to provide security to the petitioner, his family and the properties if so required.

Illegal construction activities are going on and without sanction of the state government or due approval of Building Plans from the Lucknow Development Authority,” the court said.