Maradu: nine applications for compensation kept aside

To rule out the possibility of the builder ‘setting up the applicants’, says panel

Apprehending that the builders of the Maradu apartments may ‘set up’ applicants to collect the interim compensation of ₹25 lakh each, the K. Balakrishnan Nair committee has asked a few applicants to come up with more documents to substantiate their claims.

As many as nine such applications received by the committee have been kept aside, according to a communication from the Supreme Court-appointed panel.

In all the nine claim petitions, the panel said it did not find “any registered sale deeds in relation to undivided share in the immovable property or deeds relating to sale of the flat.” The copies of the agreements were also not produced by the claimants, the panel noted.

The panel decided to call for more details from the applicants to “rule out the possibility of the builder setting up the applicants”, it said.

A proforma has been prepared for the nine claimants to fill up and submit before the Committee through the Maradu Municipality. The claimants were also asked to support their claims in the prescribed format with duly sworn affidavit, which are to be attested by the competent authority. The nine claim petitions will be considered on November 19.

The three-member panel also deferred the claim petition of the wife of one of the builders. It had earlier deferred similar applications from the builders or their immediate relatives for further consideration. A decision on these applications would be taken after providing them an opportunity to present their case, the panel communication said.

Meanwhile, a few apartment owners, who were permitted by the panel to enter their homes to remove their belongings, collected the removable goods from the flats. The representatives of the residents’ association were also allowed to remove the commonly owned materials and equipment from the buildings. The demolition works were stopped for the day to facilitate the owners to remove the goods, municipal sources said.

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