A Delhi court has ordered police to register an FIR against a real estate firm and its four officials, including its MD, for allegedly cheating two persons who bought commercial plots.
“In view of the allegations raised in the complaint and in view of the status report filed by the investigating officer, I am satisfied that certain cognisable offences are disclosed,” Metropolitan Magistrate Sudesh Kumar said.
The court ordered the Station House Officer (SHO) of Barakhamba Road police station to register the FIR against TDI Infrastructure and file a report before it by September 2, the next date of hearing.
The order came on two separate complaints filed by Usha Dhingra and Anil Gupta, director of JMD Procon Pvt Ltd.
Mr. Gupta, in his complaint filed through advocate Tarun Rana, said he invested over Rs 26 lakh in a commercial project of the real estate firm in 2006 but it cheated him and till date it has not handed over the plot.
Mr. Gupta and Dhingra approached the court after police refused to take any action on their complaints.
TDI Infrastructure had offered to set up an integrated township at Kundli in Haryana, the complainant said. Its managing director Ravinder Kumar Taneja charged him for a plot of 204 square yards but after paying over Rs 26 lakh the complainant came to know that the plot was measuring just 90 square yards.
The complainants said that the project does not even have the statutory clearances from the government.
“The company officials said the Haryana Government was asking for external development charges on a plot of 204 sq. yards but the EDC was levied on actual size of the plot i.e. 90 sq. yards,” the counsel for complainants said.