galleria: 8 detained for managing illegal parking at Galleria Mkt | Gurgaon News

Gurugram: Sector 29 Police, together with the Chief Minister’s Flying Squad and the Department of Land Use Planning (DTCP), on Tuesday arrested eight people for manning an illegal parking lot and extorting money from landlords. vehicles near the high-end Galleria market.
Police registered an FIR against the eight and recovered six POS (point of sale) machines, which they used to collect payments. In the FIR, law enforcement officials said the defendants claimed that Class Facility Management Private Limited, a personnel management company hired by the Galleria Condominium Association, employed them.
“Over the past two months or more, the accused has charged four-wheelers Rs 20 and two-wheelers Rs 10 for parking on service roads and vacant areas adjoining the market,” an official said.
District Planner (Law Enforcement) RS Batth said that on instructions from the Chief Minister’s Flying Team, the DTCP and police investigated a complaint and found that the service roads were part of ‘a licensed land, with free movement of the general public permitted. .
“We found that parking fees were illegally charged against standards and arrested six people and two site assistants, Batth said.
He added that the team retrieved printed receipts from electronic POS machines issued to car and bicycle owners against parking fees charged to the accused on the spot.
Galleria is one of the city’s most popular hangouts, with nearly 50 stores and high footfall throughout the day, especially on weekends. Parking is a problem in the market, with people and taxis parked on the side of the road creating traffic problems.
Those arrested are Paramjit, Mulayam Kumar, Ashok Kumar, Rakesh Kumar, Mahesh Kumar, Omkesh Singh, Sanjeev Singh and Sanjay Kumar. The police convicted them under articles 384 (extortion) and 34 (common intention) of the CPI.
Police said the accused was managing the parking lot without any parking contract with the relevant authorities. The case is under investigation, an official said, adding that it is a question of who received the money collected by the accused.