Two developers in Bandra have been denied bail by the Bombay High Court for allegedly cheating a woman by promising her a fifth floor flat in an under – construction building which had permission to build up to the thrid floor. The builders, Sharif Altaf Furniture and his uncle Aftab Latif, who were arrested on October 19 are in jail for past two months.
They had claimed that the case was a civil one and had offered to return the sum of Rs.50 lakhs taken from the complainant, Rubina Ansari, failed to impress the court.
Furniturewala, one of the builders was charged earlier this year along with his two brothers after Aftab Manzil Building owned by them in Mahim, crashed killing 10 persons, including mother, wife and sons of advocate Rizwan Merchants.
Mr.Rizwan Merchants, who is complainant Ansari’s lawyer in this case, argued that it was not a simple case of cheating but part of an “epidemic of illegal construction in the city.” He further argued that the builders have made an attempt to put up a building upto 7th floor without getting sanction from local authorities with an intention to earn huge profits at the cost of lives of flat purchasers.
The complainant has said Furniture and Latif had signed an agreement to sell 600 Sq.ft. flat on the 5th Floor of their under construction 7 storey concrete building in Bandra to Rubina in 2010. Out of total cost of Rs.78Lakhs they had received Rs.50 Lakhs from the complainant Rubina Ansari.
Vasai builder told to cough up Rs. 3 lakh for duping customer
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Builder in Vasai ordered to pay Rs.3 Lakh for duping Buyer
Recently the district consumer forum in Mumbai has pulled up a Vasai based firm for not providing promised services to one of its customers. The firm has also been directed to pay a compensation of rupees three lakhs along with an interest at 9 per cent from A
The district consumer forum recently pulled up a Vasai based developing firm for failing to provide the promised services to one of its customers. The firm had been directed to pay a compensation of Rs.3 lakh along with an interest of 9 percent on the amount from August 2010.
In 2010, complainant Vinay Singh Raut had approached Naleshwar Gharakul Developers, owned by Mahesh Naik, in 2010 to book a flat in the developers Vasai project, Raut had booked a flat measuring 500sq ft which cost Rs 6.75 lakh. In July 2010, he paid the developer Rs 3 lakh to the firm as a booking amount.
Raut started visiting the site in Vasai time and again to check on the constructions progress, but it never began. When asked, the developer said he was enable to construct the building, but would allot Raut a row house at the same cost. However, this never happened either.
Finally, in June 2012, Raut filed a complaint against the firm before the consumer forum. The forum accordingly penalized the firm.