Curlies, now infamous for the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party functionary and TikTok star Sonali Phogat, faces demolition of major portions after the Tribunal’s latest order.
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Phogat is believed to have been drugged at Curlies by police, and Edwin Nunes, who runs Curlies, was arrested and has been recently released on conditional bail.
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Curlies has been controversial earlier for the death of British teen Scarlett Keeling, who was found dead nearby with signs of sexual assault.
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On July 7, 2016, the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) had directed demolition of Curlies’ structures, having found it constructed illegally in ‘No-development Zone’ in violation of the CRZ Notification.
Linet Nunes, the wife of Edwin Nunes, had approached the NGT challenging the demolition order.
The tribunal has now refused to grant any relief.
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“We have given due consideration to rival submissions. We do not find any merit in the appeal and there is no ground to interfere with the impugned order (of the GCZMA),” said the Tribunal.
Curlies restaurant, night club and guest house had continued to run despite the demolition orders, says activist Kashinath Shetye.