Udaipur's Urban Improvement Trust (UIT) initiated the demolishing process on Nature Hills Resort, a private property owned by Divya Mittal, who is under the scanner for an alleged bribe case. Divya Mittal is and Additional Superintendent of Police (Ajmer) with the Special Operations Group (SOG - Rajasthan).
A team from the Urban Improvement Trust reached Nature Hills Resort located at Chikalwas along with bulldozers and other demolishing equipment on Thursday evening and started demolishing the building. The process that began in the evening went on till late night 2am on Friday, 3 March and resumed again later in the morning hours.
Mittal who was serving as an Additional SP, Special Operation Group, Ajmer was arrested by the team of ACB Jaipur on 17th January 2023 for allegedly demanding a bribe of Rs 2 Cr from a pharmaceuticals business man belonging to Uttar Pradesh, in lieu of removing his name from a chargesheet and not taking action against him. Mittal was arrested by the ACB from her house at Ajmer on 17 January 2023. One of the suspended police officer Sumit Kumar was also nabbed by the police in this connection was said to be the mediator of whole matter and was also taking care of the Divya Mittal's resort located at Chikalwas in Udaipur.
When the officials were questioned about their action UIT Tehsildar Vimlendra Singh Ranwat said "When ever we come across any illegal construction, we serve a notice to the owner of the building under Section 19 of the UIT Act and similarly a notice has been served to the owners of the resort. The first notice was served on 23 Fbrury and th second notice ws served on 1 March. There were two pieces of land; one is owned by the arrested RPS Officer Divya Mittal and another one is owned by Sumit Jaat. They have constructed their resort illegally by aquring more land than they actually owned. Almost 60% of the construction was done illegally. They were intimated on the same by the department through a notice".
Singh said that the first notice was issued on 23 February. He added that the department also tried to contact the relatives of the owners but as no one was available and the property was lying locked, the notice was pasted on its main gate.Later a final notice was issued on 1 March and when no one replied, the illegally construced portion of the building was demolished in the wee hours on Friday morning.
Divya Mittal's brother Prakash Mittal denied receiving any notice from the department. He said that no notice has been received by them earlier and even the department has pasted the final notice on 2 March, the very day of the action. He said that they were not given any time to even remove their valuables from the resort.
He also blamed the administration and said that it was all replanned as his sister has not been provided any notice under Section 41 of IPC before arrest.
Another relative of Mittal said that why the notice that should be made available on 23 February was pasted on the gate on 2 March at around 3 pm. We were informed about the action less 24 hours before the UIT took action and were not even given any time to remove the valuables from the building. He also blamed the administration for not cooperating with them. He added that all their valuables were also damaged.
He further said that his sister was intentionally targeted, he said that 90 % officials are having their illegally built residences and such properties, but the department is not taking any action against them then why only his sister's property is being targeted.
According to information the resort was constructed on an agriculture land and was used for commercial purpose.The mutation of Divya Mittal's land was done in 2016 while for Sumit's land it was done in 2022. After that the resort was being rented to people for organising wedding ceremonies, etc for Rs. 3.5 lakhs.
Mittal bought 20000 squre feet land in July 2016 at Chikalwas for farming but later on a resort was built on it for commercial use. Notably after Divya's arrest, the ACB team found that the complainant was brought to this resort by her team and was threatened to pay Rs. 2 Cr for not taking action against him and removing his name from a case under the NDPS Act.
Divya Mittal began hr career at Udaipur. She served as Deputy SP at Udaipur and at the time of her arrest was Additional SP, Special Operations Group at Ajmer.