No water followed by power cut gave a harrowing time to the residents of Gulmohar Garden, a high-rise in Raj Nagar Extension, on Sunday.
Later in the day, the matter reached the police where a Non-cognizable Report (NCR) was registered.
The issue started after the society's water tank ran dry, claimed the Apartment Owner’s Association (AOA) of the society.
“When we complained to the society’s maintenance management, we were told that the pump room is flooded with rainwater and it will take time to flush it out. We waited patiently for quite a time but the maintenance staff was deliberately delaying the flushing process. When we went again to them, Neeraj Sharma, the electrical in-charge of the society got in argument with one of our very senior residents. His intolerable attitude irked us and we called the police on the spot. The cops took him (Neeraj Sharma) to the police station. Just after that, our mainline power and back-power was cut,” alleged Sudeep Dwivedi, General Secretary of the AOA.
“The power cut also brought lifts to halt for over 45 minutes,” Dwivedi added. About a dozen people were stuck in lifts.
“This was done by the builder when he got to know that the police has detained one of its maintenance staff members,” Dwivedi claimed.
Later, many residents thronged the police station demanding FIR against the builder and maintenance staff. “But the police was not ready to lodge our complaint initially. Then a group of residents went to meet city magistrate and presented our grievances to him,” said Tejvir Sing
“After the directions of city magistrate, NCR was finally filed,” claimed Dwivedi.
The NCR has been filed against Ankur Jindal and Vijay Jindal, directors of SVP Group, the developing company of Gulmohar Garden project. The directors are booked under section 508 of IPC.
CitySpidey approached the maintenance staff of the society and office of SVP group but did not receive any response from them. The story will be updated if they get back to us.