Greater Noida: In a significant development, the Greater Noida Development Authority has taken strict action against five builders involved in unauthorised construction activities in Shahberi village. Following a tragic incident on the night of July 17, 2018, when an illegal building collapsed, claiming the lives of nine individuals, the authority imposed a ban on all construction works in the area.
An FIR (First Information Report) has been filed against the builders by the assistant manager of the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority. The complaint highlights that these builders have been clandestinely carrying out construction activities without obtaining the necessary permissions. Despite repeated attempts to halt the illegal construction, the builders have continued to defy the authorities, engaging in covert operations during the night.
Inspector-in-charge Anil Kumar Singh of Bisrakh police station confirmed that the assistant manager, posted at the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority, lodged a report with the police. The report asserts that unauthorized construction is taking place on Khasra No. 302 of Shahberi village, an area falling under the jurisdiction of the Greater Noida Authority. The construction activities are in violation of the ban imposed by the Supreme Court on all construction work in the area.
Due to the seriousness of the matter, a case has been registered and an investigation is underway. The Supreme Court's stay order clearly prohibits any construction activities in the region. However, the accused individuals continue to flout this order.
The individuals named in the case are Alka Rani from Bulandshahr district, Praveen Kumar from Indirapuram, Ghaziabad, Chanchal Gautam from Aligarh, Krishna Chandra Pandey and Bharat Tyagi, both residents of Patparganj, Delhi. The case has been registered against them under sections 188 and 447 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).
The Greater Noida Development Authority's action against these builders demonstrates its commitment to ensuring the safety and well-being of its residents. The investigation will proceed as per the established legal process, with the hope of preventing such unfortunate incidents in the future and preserving the sanctity of construction practices in the region.