Chandigarh (IANS) Acting tough, the Haryana Real Estate Regulatory Authority has penalised several colonisers for indulging in malpractices.
The RERA bench, headed by its Chairman K.K. Khandelwal and member S.C. Kush, on Tuesday took action against the promoters of various companies in the wake of complaints by allottees.
In proceedings against CHD Developers, Ireo Private Ltd, Landmark Apartments Private Ltd, Siddhartha Buildhome Private Ltd, Vatika Ltd, Tashee Land Developers Private Ltd and Tulsiani Constructions and Developers Private Ltd, it ordered attachment of the bank accounts to the extent of Rs 7 crore along with the movable properties of their directors.
An order has been given to issue a bailable warrant against the directors of Prime Time Infra Projects Private Ltd for not complying with the orders of the authority.
During the hearing pertaining to execution petitions, the authority observed that Clarion Properties Ltd has committed a gross violation of Section 3 of the Act by not registering its project with the authority.
It directed to issue a show-cause notice against the developer for non-registration of project under Section 59, which states that "the promoter shall be liable to a penalty up to 10 per cent of the estimated cost of the real estate project" and if the promoter continues to violate the provisions of Section 3, he shall be punishable with imprisonment for a term up to three years or with fine further up to 10 per cent of the estimated cost of real estate project, or with both.
Stringent action has been taken against the promoter in the complaints against Supertech Ltd, with the authority ordering it to pay Rs 5 crore to the allottee for delay in handing over of possession by the promoter.
A hefty cost of Rs 130,000 was imposed on Supertech Ltd for not filing reply within the stipulated time and the fine has been paid, which will be disbursed to the allottees.
Khandelwal, in a statement, said that such actions against the defaulting promoters would not only help providing an environment of growth and development of the real estate sector but would also assist the allottees in gaining and preserving their trust in the authority for quick redressal.