The Yamuna Expressway industrial development authority (YEIDA) on Monday wrote to senior police and administration officials asking them to take action against a developer for selling plots/flats along the Yamuna Expressway illegally by luring buyers with fake advertisements.
The authority has written to the state director general of police (DGP), Aligarh zone inspector general of police (IGP), Aligarh district magistrate (DM) and Aligarh senior superintendent of police (SSP).
Many homebuyers are cheated at the hands of such builders whose advertisements give an impression that the plot scheme has been launched by a government authority.
In this case, the developer ‘Yamuna Expressway Avasiya Bhukhand’ has illegally launched a plot and flat scheme on agricultural land illegally in Tappal area of Aligarh district that falls along the Yamuna Expressway. However, no builder can launch such schemes without the approval of Yeida that has control over around 2.5 lakh hectares of land notified for urbanisation.
On May 5,the authority had written to the Aligarh SSP for filing an FIR. However, on May 14 the developer again advertised in newspapers for plots giving an impression that Yeida has come up with the scheme.
“I have written to UP DGP and IGP, Aligarh, so that the developer can be arrested and booked under charges of criminal fraud and cheating. The developer is selling plots and flats flouting all laid-down norms. Through public notices too, we have requested the buyers not to invest in such schemes because the authority has not launched any plot or flat scheme in Tappal as mentioned in the advertisements,” said Arun Vir Singh, CEO, YEIDA.
He has also written to the Aligarh SSP for filing an FIR.
“However, the developer is still advertising in newspapers. Therefore, I have requested for effective action against the developer so that he stops the promotions. We are identifying other such developers selling plots illegally along the Yamuna Expressway,” said Singh.
The developer was not available for comment.
“In the past, many buyers have been cheated by such advertisements. Therefore, we appeal to people not to invest in this plot scheme,” said another YEIDA official.