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Last chance given to Amrapali Group by NCDRC for defending themselves in complaint filed against them by 6000+ Buyers

The Commission said that on non-appearance of the Amrapali Group this time, shall proceed with ex parte so to avoid that the real estate developer must turn up for the hearing with or without a counsel.
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The issue over Amrapali Centurian Park Project in Greater Noida West created a frustration among more than 6000 buyers over non delivery of the flats for a long delayed period.  The National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission provided the Amrapali Group with the last opportunity to appear before the Commission on 9th March 2018 for the purpose of hearing the case filed by aggrieved buyers.

The Commission said that on non-appearance of the Amrapali Group this time, shall proceed with ex parte so to avoid that the real estate developer must turn up for the hearing with or without a counsel.

Under the case filed as Surajit Sinha and Ors vs Amrapali Centurian Park, almost 700 buyers moved to the NCDRC to seek a relief to recover their hard earned money invested with an interest of 18%. The flats were to be delivered to the buyers in 2013, and the real estate had already collected 95% of the amount. Earlier in 2017, had already issued a notice to the builder and submit the defence and notified to treat the matter as class action litigation. The advocates representing the buyers’ side stated that the builders are delaying the proceedings before the Commission by not filing it reply, neither by presenting any permanent advocate to appear. But a strict action has been taken in taking the cognizance of the matter and issued a notice on October 9th 2017 to file its defence on March 7th 2018.

The points which are noted by Parolia that the Amrapali Centurian Park has not been under insolvency, rather Shashi Developers has joined as a joint venture in May 2017 with Amrapali to complete the project.

TO provide a sense of relief to the buyers, The Supreme Court had already asked the Amrapali Group to complete its near completion project.

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Reviewed by:
Rashmita Das
Published on 08-Mar-2018
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