Shakti Khand II residents approach MLA over neighbourhood grave
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Shakti Khand II residents approach MLA over neighbourhood grave

Residents say they plan to take the matter to court if they do not get a proper solution.

Shakti Khand II residents approach MLA over neighbourhood grave Picture used for representative purpose only

After running from pillar to post for a solution over the issue of burial of a woman’s body in an open plot located in the residential area, a delegation of residents of Shakti Khand II, an Indirapuram neighbourhood, approached Sunil Sharma, MLA of Sahibabad.

Residents of the Ghaziabad locality were taken aback on June 4 after Tulsi Gaur, a retired IAS officer and a resident of Loni, buried the body of his late wife Sheela Gaur in one of his plots in the area. The neighbourhood has been going through a restive phase ever since, with residents gathering everyday to decide the course of action to get rid of the grave.

Speaking to City Spidey, Krishan Chaudhary, a resident of the neighborhood, said that the residents are getting restless day by day. “Some of the residents have also proposed to remove the body themselves. However, they have kept away from taking the law into their own hands. Residents worry that the grave would bring ill luck to the neighbourhood. We approached the MLA with the issue and submitted a request to look into the matter,” Chaudhary added.

Sharma told City Spidey, “I have spoken to the ADM and have been told that notices have been served to Tulsi Gaur and a response is awaited. From what I have learned, the body can only be removed after court orders or by the Ghaziabad Development Authority if it [the burial] violates any of their clauses. I will further look for a solution to the issue.”

Residents said that they would meet the vice-chairman of GDA over the issue in the next few days. “If we do not get a proper solution, we will take the matter to court,” Chaudhary said.