Two days after a petition of 16 residents of Ajnara Grand Heritage was heard by the Allahabad High Court, the Noida sector 74 based residential society is divided into two fractions. The petition was filed aganist developer of Ajnara Grand Heritage and Noida Authority and was heard on earlier this week.
The group opposing the petition is now questioning its timing. They are alleging that the petitioners, who are also contesting for apartment owners association elections, have gone to the High Court just to gain mileage in the upcoming elections, which is due for July 21.
Vivek Singh, a resident of the society said, "The intention of the filed petition is not clear. If they were planning to go to the court, they could have done that earlier or after the elections. Instead, they decided to file the petition at a time when the residents are set to elect members for management committee."
However, the petitioners retaliated saying that residents opposing the petition were politicising the issue. Yogesh Kumar, one among 16 petitioners and a candidate in the ongoing election said, "They had tried to file the petition earlier, but due to unavailability of the lawyer, they had to delay it and earlier the court was closed due to summer vacation. When it reopened, we filed the petition."
The petitioners complained that the developer allegedly raised a 26 floor high rise additional building, named as K-Tower, in the society without resident's consent. They had sought a stay order from the court on the construction of the tower.
Residents opposing the petition are worried that the court's order to halt the construction of the tower would affect the cost and the look of their properties.
Another resident, A K Kalia asked, "Who will benefit from this court case? If the individual group have done this for themselves then there is no question why did they do it. But all residents will suffer from this partly constructed residential tower. If they have done it for the society then who authorised them to take such immature decision? This is going to backfire. They should have waited for AoA to take shape."
Meanwhile, Yogesh said, "They are from opponent camps and are opposing genuine issues of residents.All other issues affecting residents in society have been included as well.The development of new tower not only increases the population density in the society but also it is an encroachment in facilities of residents as they have to accommodate with new tower residents in terms of facilities available in the society.The developer is not intending to increase it."