The Shivajinagar police on Tuesday documented an instance of tricking and criminal intrigue against city-based designers, Maple Group, for supposedly making deceiving claims through an ad in a few national and territorial daily papers which called for applications from forthcoming purchasers for a ultra minimal effort lodging plan.
The body of evidence was documented against the organization’s administrator and overseeing chief, Sachin Agarwal, his sibling, Navin, and others under areas 417, 420 (swindling) and 120(b) (criminal connivance) of the IPC.
The activity came after the police got a letter from Nirmal Deshmukh, mission chief of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), that the notices were deceiving in saying that the lodging plan went under the Yojana. In the promotions, distributed on April 14, Maple Group had guaranteed a 1 BHK level for Rs 5 lakh if the purchaser was qualified for sponsorship under the PMAY. The FIR recorded by the police likewise said that the designers had made bogus guarantees of offering 1 BHK homes without specifying the region of the pads.
Agent official of police (zone I) Tushar Doshi told, “An instance of bamboozling has been documented and it will be completely explored. Three officials of the organization have been reserved and move will be made against them.”
On today, Doshi had trained the Shivajinagar police headquarters to send a letter to the engineers looking for a clarification and in addition reports identified with the undertaking. “We have additionally requested that the designers clear up whether they had taken the essential consent to utilize the photos of boss priest Devendra Fadnavis and gatekeeper pastor Girish Bapat in their ads,” he said.
At the point when his remarks were looked for, Fadnavis answered with an instant message, “A notification has as of now been issued. Bapat told, “I am not mindful of any such engineer. The administration did not give any authorization to utilize our photos.”
Sachin Agarwal did not react to calls or instant messages. Notwithstanding, in a late night call, contracted bookkeeper Vinit Deo, who asserted to be Agarwal’s budgetary counselor, told TOI, “The administration has requested a few elucidations and we are currently giving that. Till things are settled, we won’t take any new bookings. Additionally, we will discount the store check expenses, if individuals need them back.”
Deo further said, “No consent is expected to meet all requirements for sponsorship under the PMAY. One simply needs to meet certain set down criteria.”
Be that as it may, in his letter to the organization dated April 18, Deshmukh had requested it to put an end to the plan and discount the record check charges. He additionally kept in touch with the CEO of the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) to explore the cases made by the organization and take proper “lawful and criminal activity on the said engineer on the double”. Deshmukh couldn’t be reached in spite of rehashed endeavors.
The forthcoming home purchasers, the greater part of them from the lower-wage gathering and acting as autorickshaw drivers, cooks and residential help, had paid Rs 1,150 each towards “record check”. It couldn’t be confirmed what number of individuals had connected for the 10,000 pads on offer yet a few purchasers had application numbers going in the 40,000 imprint. The pads were to be allocated by a draw of parts on May 1.
Indeed, even as the candidates assembled at the Maple Group office in Shivajinagar to know the destiny of the plan and their archive check expenses, the substantial flex notices that embellished the streets and introduced purchasers to the workplace were brought down late toward the evening. The seventh floor office of the gathering was shut at around 3pm. A segment of individuals asserting to be specialists of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena vandalized office property at the organization’s stopgap store gathering focus.
“I paid the record confirmation charges from cash I had kept aside for my wife’s MPSC exam expenses. I put the cash here to escape the lasting rental trench and now this needed to happen,” said a noticeably miffed inn laborer Uttam Mangaonkar, who paid the cash on the very day the plan was tossed open.
(With inputs from Radheshyam Jadhav)
Is building a house at this cost possible?
Yes, say specialists, on the grounds that the houses on offer are in the removed rural areas of the city furthermore in light of the financial matters of scale included. At Rs 7,55,000 for a 1 BHK (without sponsorship), the cost works out to about Rs 2,500 for each sq ft for a 300 sq ft house.
“It is feasible under certain conditions and if done effectively. On the off chance that the area was procured at a less expensive rate prior, then it is conceivable to convey fundamental houses at this expense,” said Rohit Gera, overseeing chief, Gera Developments. “It additionally relies on upon what comforts the developer is giving.”
Maple Group had guaranteed in its commercial that it would offer more than 40 luxuries in its lodging plan.
“The task is feasible. Aside from perspectives, for example, area in the great periphery territories and the little size of the lofts, numerous such undertakings are going on the advantages of PMAY wherein buyers get appropriation as interest rebate. Not all clients are qualified for such rebates,” said Alok Jha, supervisor research, Jones Lang LaSalle.