An FIR has been lodged against two officials of Omaxe Limited and six officials of its sister concern Omaxe Build Homes for allegedly cheating a homebuyer of over Rs19.25 lakh.
The buyer, Kiran Agrawal, a resident of Sector 93, said that in 2006, she had booked a 160sqft flat in Grand Wood project of the builder at Rs3,565 per sqft and paid Rs8.5 lakh as the booking amount. But she could not get the house till 2010. When she approached the builders, she was offered a transfer of the booking amount to another project but she could not get the flat even after two more payments.
The complainant has alleged that till 2015, there was no delivery of the flat and the company officials called her husband to their office and demanded more money.
Kiran’s husband Mukesh Agrawal, a warehouse businessman based in Noida, told TOI that they were cheated thrice by the builder. “We understood that their intention was not to hand over the flat, since other flats in the same project that we first booked were being sold at a rate of Rs15,000 per sqft,” he said.
Mukesh Goel, vice-president, Omaxe Build Homes, told TOI that the project was stuck due to litigation. “We had offered the buyers to get their refund along with interest. The letters were sent via post. No flat is being sold for Rs15,000 per sqft,” he said.
The FIR has been lodged against the CMD of Omaxe Limited and also the director, Mohit Goel, and six others under sections 420 (cheating), 406 (criminal breach of trust), 504 (intentional insult with intent to provoke breach of the peace) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the IPC.