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Chandigarh: Park Plaza to file police case against bank officials

A total of 60 rooms of the hotel were occupied and there were around 300 customers inside the hotel were asked to leave by the police and the bank staff.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
August 28, 2016 3:11:25 am
Hotel owner H S Arora at a press conference Saturday. Hotel owner H S Arora at a press conference Saturday.

THE MANAGEMENT of Hotel Park Plaza, which was taken over by a consortium of banks led by Punjab National Bank (PNB) on Friday, will file a criminal case against the bank officials concerned for allegedly “harassing their guests and vandalising property.”

Park Plaza, a unit of James Hotels Ltd, owes over Rs 103 crore to three banks – Rs 33.49 crore to PNB, Rs 11.61 crore to United Bank of India (UBI) and Asset Reconstruction Company Ltd (ARCIL) 58.02 crore – and its possession was taken over following an order passed by UT district magistrate Ajit Balaji Joshi.

A total of 60 rooms of the hotel were occupied and there were around 300 customers inside the hotel were asked to leave by the police and the bank staff.

The hotel owner H S Arora alleged that the staff and guests were manhandled by the bank officials and their “hired goons.”

“The team accompanying bank officials vandalised the hotel and blocked the main server of the hotel. They even did not made proper inventory of the stock of the property,” alleged Arora. He also alleged that the government officials used the bar of the hotel. “We have a CCTV footage in which bank officials are seen using the bar,” said Arora.

He said they would make a list of bank officials and those accompanying them after scanning the CCTV footage and will lodge a police case against them.

Film actor and producer Mangal Dhillon, who was staying in the hotel, on Friday had alleged that the bank officials and police “pushed” him and other guests.

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