Noida: Amrapali homebuyers threaten to protest if FIR is not filed against builder
Buyers staged a protest outside the realtor’s office in Noida’s Sector 62 on Saturday morning, alleging fraud and cheating by the builders’ group. According to them, Amrapali Group has failed to provide possession in over ten of its projects in Noida and Greater Noida.noida Updated: Jul 15, 2017 22:32 IST
Aggrieved homebuyers have warned the police of staging an indefinite sit-in at the office of the senior superintendent of police (SSP) in Greater Noida if they do not lodge an FIR against Amrapali Group for cheating and defrauding them.
Buyers staged a protest outside the realtor’s office in Noida’s Sector 62 on Saturday morning, alleging fraud and cheating by the builders’ group. According to them, Amrapali Group has failed to provide possession in over ten of its projects in Noida and Greater Noida.
“I bought a house in 2010 at the Centurion Park Project in Greater Noida and was promised possession in 2013. I have paid almost 90% of the flat cost but am still waiting for possession. The builders’ group has kept us in the dark,” said Ratnesh Jain, a homebuyer.
“I booked a 3BHK flat in Amrapali Group’s Leisure Park project in 2010 by paying Rs30 lakh. We were promised possession in 2013 but it turned out that the plot allotted was ‘patwari’ land, over which farmers also had objections. Now, we have nowhere to go,” said Sushant Agarwal, another buyer.
The Noida Extension Flat Owners Welfare Association (NEFOWA), a homebuyers’ association, has decided to lodge a complaint against the builders’ group on charges of cheating and forgery.
“For the last seven years, homebuyers have been waiting patiently for their houses yet, it seems there is no end in sight. We have decided to approach the SSP’s office on Monday with necessary documents to lodge a complaint against the builder. If the police fail to lodge an FIR by Tuesday, hundreds of homebuyers will stage an indefinite sit-in at the SSP’s office from Wednesday,” Shweta Bharti, general secretary of NEFOWA, said.
However, the Amrapali Group has blamed the previous state governments for the delay and contended that litigation has ruined their efforts.
“The land seized by the then state government was entangled in a legal tussle in the high court. From 2011 to 2015, the land was under litigation. Six of our projects got affected due to the court cases, as the government failed to ensure that there was no problem in the acquisition. We have suffered losses in the Saveri project in Greater Noida, as the Supreme Court has quashed the project. We are trying our best to deliver on promises made to buyers,” Shiv Priya, executive director of Amrapali, said.