Dehradun : The resort near Rishikesh owned by Pulkit Arya, son of now-expelled BJP leader Vinod Arya, was not registered with the state tourism department and was operating illegally, as per the SIT, which is probing the murder of the 19 – year – old receptionist there. P Renuka Devi, DIG ( law & order ), who is leading the SIT, said police have written to authorities concerned to take necessary action against the resort owner. “
The finding signifies that the resort owned by Arya was illegally operating in the area. Following the development, we have written to the authorities concerned for taking required action against the accused from their side, ” said Devi.
Arya and two other accused, his assistant Ankit Gupta and resort manager Saurabh Bhaskar, are currently behind bars on allegations of murder, sexual assault, inducing a person for prostitution, criminal conspiracy, and disturbing evidence.
The SIT is close to completing its probe likely in 10 days, after which it will file a charge sheet before the sessions court in Kotdwar, Pauri Garhwal. It has recorded statements from over 30 witnesses in the case so far.