Di­rec­tor of real es­tate firm ar­rested for non­com­pli­ance with consumer court’s or­der

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Ram Raj Verma had moved an ap­pli­ca­tion for reg­is­tra­tion of the al­lot­ment of a show­room in a shop­ping mall to be con­structed by Shal­i­mar Estates Pri­vate Limited in Mo­hali, Pun­jab. The to­tal price of the show­room was Rs36 lakh. The draw of lots in re­spect of the com­mer­cial unit was held on 2 Fe­bru­ary 2006. Verma was al­lot­ted a show­room of cat­e­gory C, with su­per-built-up area of 400 square feet. He opted for in­stal­ment pay­ment plan and de­posited a to­tal of Rs 23.31 lakh up to 28 May 2007 with the de­vel­oper. The re­main­ing amount was to be paid at the time of pos­ses­sion. Un­til Fe­bru­ary 2008, though, there was no sign of any con­struc­tion at the site. Verma sent sev­eral

The Pun­jab State Consumer Dis­putes Re­dres­sal Com­mis­sion, on 21 Novem­ber 2014, asked Shal­i­mar Estates to re­fund Rs 23.31 lakh de­posited by the com­plainant and pay a com­pen­sa­tion of Rs 1 lakh for men­tal ha­rass­ment. The com­mis­sion also asked the re­al­tor to pay Rs 10,000 as cost of lit­i­ga­tion.

As it turned out, for not com­ply­ing with the or­der of the com­mis­sion, the lo­cal po­lice ar­rested Ineet Ag­gar­wal, di­rec­tor of Shal­i­mar Estates. The com­mis­sion sen­tenced the owner of the real es­tate com­pany to three years in jail.

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