Noida: After years of protests by investors of Wish Town, a police case was filed against the company and its brass late on Saturday, the first related to Jaypee‘s mega housing project in Noida that has 35,000 flats.
The FIR counts 225 home buyers as complainants, and has invoked charges of cheating, financial fraud and criminal conspiracy under various sections of the IPC. The time range that the FIR spells out for investigation is between 2007 and 2013, the period during which flats in Wish Town were sold.
So far, only 5,000 of the 35,000 flats in Wish Town have been delivered. “We have been informed about the FIR, but we will still go to the Noida SP (city)’s office on Monday to meet both police and the buyers. Those who want to meet us can be there at 1pm,” Sameer Gaur, director, Jaypee Infratech, told TOI on Sunday.
Gaur is among those who have been named in the FIR. The others are Jaypee Infratech MD and Jaiprakash Associates CEO Manoj Gaur, Sunny Gaur, Sachin Gaur, Pankaj Gaur, Ajeet Kumar and RK Anand. The FIR was lodged late on Saturday at the Yamuna expressway police station after homebuyers squatted at the SSP’s office in Surajpur all day. Police said they will investigate the complaints before taking further action.
As news of the FIR being registered spread, more Wish Town homebuyers landed up at the police station on Sunday to get their complaints attached. Investors in another Jaypee project, Sports City, also too landed up at the company’s Sector 128 office, where Wish Town is located, late on Saturday.
Pramod Kumar, a Wish Town homebuyer and among the complainants counted in the FIR, said, “We have received a date (April 21) from the Yamuna expressway authority (YEIDA) for a discussion. If we are not satisfied with it, we will make a mass visit to Lucknow to meet chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath. The buyers are in a state of distress and there needs to be a concrete solution. At no cost should the Jaypee management be allowed to move from the country. After the FIR, we are now waiting for police action against the Jaypee management.”
The sections invoked in the FIR are 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 467, 468, 471 (forgery) and 120B (criminal conspiracy).
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