In the wake of residents of Malibu Towne accusing the developers of the township of allegedly cheating them by way of secretly converting three residential plots for commercial use in June this year, Malibu Estate Private Limited (MEPL) officials have refuted the allegations and stated that no such fraud had been committed.
“These plots have been shown as non-residential areas in the revised map of Malibu Towne of 2008. The layout was approved by the director town and country planning department (DTCP), Chandigarh,” said SC Sharma, general manager, MEPL. The DTCP, Chandigarh, and senior town planning department (STP), Gurgaon, admitted that their departments had received a complaint regarding change of land use (CLU) against the MEPL. The STP Gurgaon said the department had already initiated an inquiry.
It is learnt that complainant Pradeep Rajgarhia, a resident of Pine Drive, Malibu Towne, in his letter to the department stated that during the time of sale, the builder had shown him plot numbers 1, 2, and 3 along Chestnut Street as residential plots in the original layout plan of the colony.
Rajgarhia also alleged that the MEPL did not consult him while making changes in the CLU. The Malibu Towne Residents Welfare Association also held a general body meeting on September 5.
“I have written to the DTCP Chandigarh. As soon as I get information, I will be able to comment on the CLU,” said senior town planner Yusuf Mohemmed Mansuri, admitting that residential plots cannot be converted for non-residential use.