Gurugram Police on Saturday detained three officials of Today Homes Infrastructure Pvt Ltd for allegedly cheating and hatching criminal conspiracy against around 400 homebuyers.
According to the police, the detainment was done to interrogate about cheating of homebuyers. Police investigated the three officials of Today Homes on the matter. After investigation, the officials were asked to leave. They also said that they were ready to show their full cooperation on the matter.
The FIR was lodged by the group of homebuyers of Callidora project, located in Sector 73, Gurugram, in July against the director of Today Homes Infrastructure, Gulshan Kumar Ghambhir, and seven others under sections 420 (Cheating), 406 (Criminal breach of trust), 34 (Several persons in furtherance of common intention) and 506 (Criminal intimidation) of the IPC.
The detained persons have been identified as Ashok Arora, Vice president; Subhash Chandra, GM; and Hardev Singh, Head CRM.
In their complaint, the homebuyers alleged that they had invested in the project in the year 2011- 2012 and till date, they are waiting for the possession of their flats. SP Gaur, one of the homebuyers said, “I booked my flat in 2012 and paid Rs 1.88 crore but I am yet to get the possession of my home.”
“This project is totally fraud with no RERA registration and no license in the name of the developer. They are cheating the innocent homebuyers who had invested their hard-earned money in the project,” Gaur added.
According to the homebuyers, the developer had promised to deliver the flats within 36 months after the booking but their project got delayed for seven years. They informed that many of the homebuyers have paid 85 -90 per cent payment of their flats.
The homebuyers claimed that only structural construction was complete and no further development was visible on the project.
Shagun Choudhary, another homebuyer said, “Only towers' structure have been built on the site and with this pace, we won’t be getting our flats anytime soon. Instead of paying us penalty for delayed possession, they are imposing extra charges for increased cost of construction. It is not our fault.”
“The builder was not listening to their problem and instead of completing the project on time, the builder is threatening them,” they alleged.
Gaurav Gupta, another homebuyer said, “I booked my flat in 2014 and paid Rs 53 lakh to the builder. This is my first home. I had never imagined that I would be facing this much of trouble with delayed possession, EMIs, rents and managing my family. We were continuously following up the matter the senior officials of the Today Homes but got nothing but false assurance.”