Notice to Yuvraj Singh trapped in Goa’s villa, paid fine of lakhs!
Former all-rounder of the Indian cricket team, Yuvraj Singh seems to be in trouble, for which the tourism department of Goa has issued a notice. The tourism department of Goa has issued this notice to cricketer Yuvraj Singh for running his villa in Morjim as a ‘homestay’ without registration and the entire matter will be heard on December 8, for which he has been summoned.
A ‘homestay’ can be operated only after registration in the state under the Goa Tourism Business Act 1982. In a notice issued on November 18 at the cricketer’s villa ‘Casa Singh’ in Morjim, North Goa, Rajesh Kale, deputy director of the state tourism department, asked the former all-rounder to appear before him. Directed personal hearing on December 8 at 11 am.
The notice asked the 40-year-old cricketer to show cause why punitive action (a fine of up to Rs one lakh) should not be initiated against him for not registering the property under the Tourism Trade Act. The notice states, “It has come to the notice of the undersigned that your residential complex located at Varchevara, Morjim, Pernem, Goa is allegedly functioning as a homestay and is available for booking on online platforms like ‘Airbnb’ ”
State tourism director Nikhil Desai said such moves are akin to cracking down on those who are letting out their properties without registering them with the state tourism department. He said, ‘Raj Paryatan has sent such notices to 400 people in the last one month. But despite our repeated reminders, people are flouting the rules. But this kind of negligence will not be tolerated. Violators will be fined Rs 1 lakh.