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Unnati Group’s CMD released hours after arrest for cheating home buyers

Posted: Jun 26, 2018     By Praveen Dwivedi

The police on Tuesday arrested the Anil Mithas, CMD of Unnati Group, for cheating and false commitment to home buyers in Noida and Greater Noida. However, he was released on a notice under 41A CRPC asking him to be present with all the relevant documents at 11 am on Thursday. This is second occasion in a week’s time when he was arrested by the police.

Mithas was arrested by East Delhi police under the Section 420 (cheating), 406(breach of trust) of IPC.

As per the police, the arrest was made on the basis of a First Information Report (FIR) filed by Satish Jain, a resident of Anand Vihar area, who had booked a 3-BHK flat under Unnati Group in Noida.

A complainant on condition of anonymity told City Spidey, “I had booked a flat with Unnati Group in Noida in 2014. I paid Rs 1.50 crore in 2014 itself. The group had then assured that the buyers will get possession of their booked flats by end of 2016. The home buyers who had paid amount (many of them had paid total amount) kept on waiting till October 2017 but the company had not started the construction of building construction till then.”

Another home buyer, who had booked a flat with Unnati Group in Sector-119 in Noida had another story of fraud against Unnati Group. He alleged that during the agreement, his flat was on 26th floor of the building.

“Through an RTI report later, I came to know that Noida Authority has allowed construction of the building up to 25th floor only. Then, I realised how I was cheated by Unnati Group. How can I get a flat in 26th floor of the building when it is legally approved for 25th floor only?” the complainant said requesting not to be named.

Mithas was earlier arrested by Noida police on June 23 (last week) under the Real Estate Regulatory Act (RERA), which was brought into effect to safeguard the rights of the builders and home buyers. It was the first arrest by Noida police after the RERA was introduced but he had managed to come out from the police custody only after few hours.

“He was arrested last week in Noida but managed to come out using his high placed connection. We are hopeful that the Delhi police would listen to our grievances and would act against him,” another home buyer said.

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