Builder in the dock for delaying delivery of flats after taking payments

Published: 13th November 2016 02:48 AM  |   Last Updated: 13th November 2016 03:34 AM   |  A+A-

Express News Service

BENGALURU: Many people have filed a complaint of breach of trust and cheating against a city-based realty firm for allegedly not handing over flats to the buyers in nine of its projects as per the agreement executed after receiving lakhs of rupees, in different police stations in the city.

To quote a few, in his complaint registered in Parappana Agrahara Police Station against seven persons, Sandesh Kumar alleged that he had booked a flat in the second floor in Prabhavati Royale Gardenia, developed by Prabhavathi Builders and Developers Private Limited. He claimed he had paid `19.80 lakh and got an agreement on February 4, 2015.

In her complaint with Mico Layout Police Station, one M N Jayanthi alleged that on June 13, 2013, she booked a flat in the Prabhavati Fortune project. Mohan Kumar, the managing partner of the project had promised her that the flat would be handed over to her within 24 months. He executed an agreement and received money too. Till date the flat has not been handed over and the office of the builder has remained closed since the last three months, she alleged.  

Recently the complainants and others who have booked flats with Prabhavathi Builders builder came to know that the builder had stopped construction work of the apartment. They failed to get in touch with the builders and went to its office, only to find it locked.

Anticipatory bail
In view of the back-toback complaints being filed, the accused are apprehending being arrested at any time. One of the accused, N Sharath, who holds the Special Power of Attorney (SPA) on behalf of Praveen Kumar, Managing Director, Prabhavati Builders and Developers and K P Manohar, Sales Executive and Shivakumar, who works for builder, have approached the court for bail.
When the public prosecuter opposed their pleas, city civil and sessions judge Kotrayya M Hiremath granted them anticipatory bail on Thursday after imposing certain conditions.

Nine projects delayed
Sources said Mico Layout police had arrested Praveen Kumar and he was released on bail. As many as 150 to 200 people have alleged that the builder failed to hand over flats. All the nine projects of the builder including ones in Singasandra, Attibele, Anekal, Hulimavu, etc., are delayed. The case is still under investigation, sources said.
The builder is trying to complete the projects but demonetisation of currency may cause further delays, a police officer said.

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