Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, July 10
Nearly 19 years after an order paved the way in which for development of Ambience Mall in Gurugram on space earmarked as residential, the Punjab and Haryana High Court at present not solely quashed the identical, but additionally directed the CBI to probe the problem after registering an FIR. The CBI was advised 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 objective was with out authority of legislation and wanted to be quashed. A separate investigation by an impartial company was additionally essential to establish doable collusion between the builder and the state authorities, it mentioned.
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 challenge space for industrial functions “and a huge mall, Ambience Mall, having been allowed to be raised thereon”. The court docket mentioned 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 mentioned.
Project in Gurugram
- A gaggle housing challenge 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 group companies
- Builder later moved a plea for delicensing eight acres for industrial complicated