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Supreme Court notice to top real estate firm

PTI
Published : May 8, 2018, 5:51 am IST
Updated : May 8, 2018, 5:51 am IST

The apex court had directed real estate firm to pay Rs 80,000 each as compensation to 39 home buyers towards litigation cost.

Supreme Court of India (Photo: Asian Age)
 Supreme Court of India (Photo: Asian Age)

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday sought the response from real estate major Unitech Ltd on a plea seeking initiation of contempt proceedings against it for alleged non-compliance of its order to compensate some hassled home buyers for delayed delivery of their dream homes.

A bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices A.M. Khanwilkar and D.Y. Chandrachud issued notice to the real estate firm on a joint contempt petition moved by 13 home buyers who claimed they were yet to receive a compensation of Rs 80,000 each as per  the directions of the apex court on September 20 last year.

 

The bench was hearing the contempt plea, moved through advocate Brajesh Kumar, by the homebuyers including one Satish Kumar Pandey.

The plea claimed that the apex court order directing the firm to pay Rs 80,000 each as compensation to 39 home buyers towards litigation cost and causing harassment to them, has not been complied with as yet.

However, some of the beneficiaries of the order have been paid this amount, it said. The petitioners said they had personally approa-ched the competent authorities of Unitech Ltd, but they did not pay any heed to the requests.

“The respondent has deliberately and willfully disobeyed the order of this court, which is writ apparent from its conduct and, therefore, a clear cut case for initiation of proceeding for contempt of the order dated September 20, 2017 is made out,” it said.

 

The apex court had directed real estate firm to pay Rs 80,000 each as compensation to 39 home buyers towards litigation cost.

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