Alappuzha: Lake Palace Resort authorities on Friday refused to let in Municipal authorities who wanted to inspect the premises in connection with tax remits of the company.
The company authorities asked municipal authorities to postpone the inspection to January as rooms were booked till then. The move came after the company refused to furnish documents of buildings except tax receipts.
Alappuzha municipality on October 24 served notice on Lake Palace Resort co-owned by Transport Minister Thomas Chandy for producing documents of 34 buildings of the resort within seven days.
The notice was served by the municipality after the company failed to respond to the preliminary notice of the municipality. It was the municipal council on September 22 decided to send notice to the resort.
Municipal chairman Thomas Joseph on October 24 said that if the resort authorities failed to produce documents, they would demolish all illegal buildings.
On October 10, Alappuzha south police registered a case in connection with the missing of files from the municipality related to the construction of buildings at the Lake palace resort complex. The case was registered as per the complaint of the municipal chairman.
The case of the missing of files came to light on August 16.
Later, one file was traced to a cupboard of the engineering wing of the municipality, containing files on18 buildings. Files related to the construction of another 16 building are missing. Following it, the municipality slapped notices on the resort for producing documents of buildings.