Thursday, Jan 18, 2018 | Last Update : 10:50 PM IST
The court rejected DDA’s recovery suit seeking to recover Rs 1.21 crore from the contractor.
New Delhi: The Delhi high court has pulled up the DDA for filing a recovery suit against a contractor 20 years after he gave possession of flats, saying the intent was to ensure that those responsible for poor construction quality were “never brought to book”.
The high court expressed “anguish” over the way the officials of DDA have dealt with the issue of alleged poor quality of construction of flats in Rohini in north west Delhi by the contractor.
“This court has no doubt that the DDA could have detected the poor quality of construction when it was carried out by the defendant (contractor) or at least before the bills of the defendant were paid and a no dues certificate was issued,” justice Manmohan said.
The court rejected DDA’s recovery suit seeking to recover Rs 1.21 crore from the contractor, SAR Agencies, saying that it was barred by limitation and said that the suit’s dismissal will not prevent the DDA from taking action against its officials.