In his petition, Sharma had also alleged that the prescribed site is still not developed and the builder had diverted the money collected from various buyers to some other projects.
Holding the developer guilty of deficiency in service, the bench, comprising consumer forum president RS Bahmani and Mukesh Sharma, ordered the developer to refund the full amount along with 9% interest to the complainant.
Besides, the developer has been ordered to pay Rs. 10,000 as compensation and Rs. 5,000 as litigation cost to Sharma.
Many cases are pending against builders in the consumer forum on issues relating to non-delivery of plots or flats, shoddy maintenance and security.