As many as 21 shops in the Indiranagar Shopping Complex owned by the Bangalore Development Authority have been sealed. Their proprietors, who were allotted shops by the BDA, have not been paying rent for the past several years.

According to a press release here on Wednesday, the shop owners had reportedly ignored the notices served on them by the BDA.

With the outstanding rent amounting to Rs.1 crore, the BDA sealed the shops as a last resort.

BDA Deputy Secretary P.N. Murthy, who conducted the operation with assistance of Revenue Officer (East) and the local police, told The Hindu the BDA is on a revenue collection drive.

The total outstanding rent dues from its 14 complexes add up to around Rs. 6 crore. “Such operations will be taken up in all the BDA complexes across the city till the end of this month,” he added.