31A. Power to seal unauthorized development.- (1) It shall be lawful for the Authority, or the competent authority, as the case may be, at any time, before or after making an order for the removal or discontinuance of any development under section 30 or section 31, to make an order directing the sealing of such development in the manner prescribed by rules, for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act, or for preventing any dispute as to the nature and extent of such development.
(2) Where any development has been sealed, the Authority or the competent authority, as the case may be, may, for the purpose of removing or discontinuing such development, order the seal to be removed.
(3) No person shall remove such seal except -
(a) under an order made by the Authority or the competent authority under sub-section (2); or
(b) under an order of the Appellate Tribunal or the Lieutenant Governor of the National Capital Territory of Delhi, made in an appeal under this Act.