Lok adalat directs builder to allot plot to two tricity residents

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, SAS Nagar
  • Updated: May 22, 2014 16:41 IST

Rekindling their hope of getting possession of a plot, a permanent lok adalat (public utility services), SAS Nagar, directed the Janta Land Promoters Limited, SAS Nagar, to allot plots to two persons awaiting allotment since 2005.

Permanent lok adalat (public utility services), SAS Nagar, headed by Jagroop Singh Mahal directed the company to allot a plot of 200 sq. yard to Jasbir Kaur of Phase 11, SAS Nagar, and Daljit Singh of Sector 51, Chandigarh, who had paid ` 7.20 lakh to book the plot.

The court also directed the company to pay ` 20,000 as compensation and ` 15,000 as the cost of litigation. According the applicants, they had deposited the amount, which was 30% of the sale price of the plot, in November 2005 under the company’s mega-ii project in SAS Nagar.

The plot, however, was not allotted to them.

In 2013, the company returned cheques of the said amount along with interest. The applicants, however, refused to accept the cheques and returned them to the company.

In their re ply filed before the lok adalat, JLPL contended that the applicants had failed to pay the balance amount and the interest accrued on it, after which the money was refunded to them with interest.

The company argued that the applicants were, therefore, not entitled to the plot.

The permanent lok adalat, in its order, held that the JLPL was bound to allot the plot and was not justified in retur ning the amount.

It directed the company to transfer the plot to the applicants within 30 days. It also said that the company must also give the applicants an option of r paying the amount either in lump sum or in installments.

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