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FIR against Amrapali CMD, Jaypee directors for ‘duping’ homebuyers in Noida, Greater Noida

Police have registered FIRs against real estate group Amrapali’s chairman and four directors of Jaypee Group in Greater Noida for allegedly cheating homebuyers.

delhi Updated: Apr 30, 2017 23:01 IST
Sohil Sehran
Sohil Sehran
Hindustan Times
Security guards outside a Jaypee Group property in Noida.
Security guards outside a Jaypee Group property in Noida.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT Photo)

Police have registered FIRs against real estate group Amrapali’s chairman and four directors of Jaypee Group in Greater Noida for allegedly cheating homebuyers.

The FIR against chairman-cum-managing director of Amrapali Group, Anil Sharma, was lodged on Sunday at Bisrakh police station for allegedly cheating hundreds of homebuyers of its housing project Leisure Park in Greater Noida. He has been booked under Sections 406 (criminal breach of trust) and 420 (cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property) of the Indian Penal Code.

Police said the FIR was registered on Sunday after they received a complaint from two people — Srikant Halder and Rajat Mittal. They filed the complaint on behalf of hundreds of homebuyers, who have allegedly been cheated by Amrapali.

The case was registered after the two complainants along with 30 other homebuyers protested outside the Bisrakh police station, demanding action against Sharma. The agitating homebuyers told police that they had already given a complaint against Sharma on February 12, but no action was initiated in the matter.

As per the FIR, as many as 2,000 homebuyers booked their flats in July 2010 at Leisure Park in Greater Noida and were assured possession by December 2013. However, no allottee has been given possession so far.

The FIR also states that the homebuyers have paid 90%-100% of the cost of flat. Complainants alleged that there are no signs of construction being in progress at the site and there no flats were handed over in the last seven years.

Station house officer of Bisrakh police station, Vinod Pandey, said, “We have registered a case against Anil Sharma on the basis of the complaint. The matter will be investigated thoroughly and action will be taken accordingly.”

Despite several attempts, Anil Sharma could not be contacted as his phone was switched off. However, Shiv Priya, director of Amrapali Group, said, “We are running behind schedule as there was a case in Allahabad High Court from April 2011 to June 2015. Farmers had filed the suit regarding land acquisition at Pathwari. We got only 24 months to work and we are working to complete the project.”

Meanwhile on Saturday, a case of cheating was registered against three directors and other officials of Jaypee Group for allegedly cheating homebuyers, who had booked flats in Jaypee’s Aman project in Sector 151.

Police said the complainants maintain that the basic structures of 26 towers have been erected after which construction stopped at the site. They said the possession of their flats has been delayed. Around 3,900 homebuyers were scheduled to get their flats in 2012.

When contacted, Ashok Khera, vice-president of Jaypee Group, said he has no knowledge of the matter and refused to comment on the allegations levelled by the homebuyers. “I have no knowledge and cannot comment,” Khera said.

Senior superintendent of police, Gautam Budh Nagar, Luv Kumar confirmed the registration of cases against Jaypee and Amrapali. He said, “The cases have been registered after complaints were received. The accused persons will be contacted soon in the matters.”