Probe how mall got here up on residential land: HC to CBI

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, July 10

Nearly 19 years after an order paved the best way for development of Ambience Mall in Gurugram on space earmarked as residential, the Punjab and Haryana High Court immediately not solely quashed the identical, but additionally directed the CBI to probe the problem after registering an FIR. The CBI was instructed to finish the investigation inside six months and submit a standing report inside three months.

The Bench of Justice Rajan Gupta and Justice Karamjit Singh asserted the order delicensing part of the residential space for industrial goal was with out authority of legislation and wanted to be quashed. A separate investigation by an unbiased company was additionally needed to determine doable collusion between the builder and the state authorities, it stated.

The state was additionally directed to “take necessary consequential steps forthwith”. The Bench asserted no justification in anyway was forthcoming for delicensing a part of a housing mission space for industrial functions “and a huge mall, Ambience Mall, having been allowed to be raised thereon”. The court docket stated the sequence of occasions pointed to a previous assembly of minds between the builder and the officers. “The possibility of…duping innocent buyers of apartments can’t be ruled out,” the Bench stated.

Project in Gurugram

  • A bunch housing mission was to come back up on 18.93 acres in Nathupur village on Delhi-Gurugram border
  • 80% space was to be reserved for open and neighborhood providers
  • Builder later moved a plea for delicensing eight acres for industrial advanced

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