The Curlies restaurant in Goa, linked with the death of actress and politician Sonali Phogat and British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling, will be demolished for Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) violations, ANI reported. The restaurant was reportedly constructed in a “no development zone”.
The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has upheld the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority’s July order to demolish the iconic shack on Anjuna Beach that is well known and thronged by tourists for its food and music.
The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority has ordered the closure of all commercial activity in the form of night club, bar and restaurant being run by Edwin Nunes and Linet Nunes of Curlies Restaurant.
The restaurant recently hit the headlines during investigations into the death of Haryana BJP leader Sonali Phogat. Phogat, 43, had died a day after arrival in Goa on August 23.
The previous night Phogat and her aides had partied at the Curlies restaurant. Phogat was allegedly drugged at a party there by her two aides Sudhir Sagwan and Sukhwinder Wasi. Both have been charged with murder by the Goa Police.
Phogat was administered methamphetamine, and some left-over drug was recovered from the washroom of Curlies restaurant.
The restaurant first grabbed limelight 14 years ago when a British teenager, Scarlett Eden Keeling, was found dead in 2008.
The mother of Keeling had then claimed her daughter had visited Curlies restaurant just before coming to the spot where she was sexually assaulted and left to die on the beach.
Advocate Vikram Varma, a lawyer who represented the deceased’s mother, Fiona Mackeown, told PTI that Keeling was taken to Curlies prior to her arrival at the Lui’s Shack where she finally died.
He said the evidence also revealed “she could have already been intoxicated with dangerous narcotics prior to arriving at Lui’s Shack”.