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Despite writing several times, when no solution was found, he has now written a letter to the Haryana government demanding cancellation of the arbitrary proposal of MC House against his mall.
MC House Panchkula is illegally targeting him, calling him the biggest defaulter, despite RK Agarwal, owner of the first Shalimar Mall in Panchkula-based tricity, paying the highest property tax. Whereas if someone tries to check the online records, then it will be known that still about 7 and a half lakhs have to be taken from MC House Panchkula. When no solution was found despite writing several times, he has now written a letter to the Haryana government demanding the cancellation of the arbitrary resolution of MC House against his goods.
Agarwal gave this information while talking to the media at Chandigarh Press Club on Thursday. He asked that on what basis these things have been said in the media quoting the mayor? He further said- After the property tax notification of Haryana Government in 2013, he deposited Rs 33 lakh as property tax. But MC Panchkula in 2017 sent a baseless property tax-cum-notice of 4 crore 26 lakh 25 thousand 581 in respect of Shalimar mega mall.
Our management made a claim against it in the Punjab and Haryana High Court, then the court asked us to deposit one crore rupees and file an appeal with the Divisional Commissioner (Ambala Division). An appeal was filed with the Divisional Commissioner and Rs 1 crore was deposited against the order of MC, Panchkula. Subsequently, the Divisional Commissioner (Ambala Division) forwarded the matter to the MC Commissioner Panchkula for issuing a speaking order, which was passed on March 3, 2021.
Aggarwal further said- MC Commissioner Panchkula in his speaking order directed the Regional Tax Officer to re-evaluate the property tax of Shalimar Mall. Not only this, the arbitrary bill-cum-notice of 4 crore 26 lakh 25 thousand 581 was set aside. It was also directed that in compliance with the order passed by the Punjab and Haryana High Court, the amount of Rs.1 crore already deposited by us as property tax should be adjusted by the MC, Panchkula as per rules at the time of re-valuation.
Agarwal emphasized that after re-valuation of property tax of Shalimar Mall from 2008-09 to 2020-21, excess deposits of Rs 18 lakh 75 thousand 563 were found with MC Panchkula. After this MC Panchkula sent a bill less notice of 11 lakh 28 thousand 791 regarding property tax for 2021-22. MC Panchkula recovered that amount from the excess amount already deposited with him. Even after that, 7 lakh 46 thousand 772 are still more deposited with the Municipal Corporation Panchkula.