Mussoorie: Amid public outrage over the murder of 19 – year – old Ankita Bhandari who worked in a resort in Rishikesh, the authorities paid a surprise visit to several hotels and guest houses on Tuesday , following which , a hotel near Big Bend was sealed for violating government norms . Licenses of two hotels and two homestays were also cancelled In addition , illegally constructed rooms of several other hotels i were sealed and hefty fines ranging between Rs . 10k and Rs 2 lakh were imposed .
Sub – divisional magistrate Naresh Durgapal said . ” We have received strict in structions from the administration to check whether hotels , resorts , homestays and spesare running as per government norms For this purpose , a committee has been formed by the district administration comprising officials from the tourism department , Mussoorie Dehradun Development Authority and Mussoorie Municipal Council.”