Protest against Amrapali continues for sixth day
Noida: Continuous six days on for the long 24 hours protest, led by the aggrieved home buyers of Amrapali group outside the builder's office in Sector 62, yet nothing seems to be going their way. No representative from the government, the Noida Authority or the Amrapali Group came forward to address their demands.
However, on late Thursday evening, City Magistrate Mahendra Singh came to meet them. In an hour long conversation with buyers, the magistrate assured that buyer's interest will be taken care of and the administration is making all possible efforts to meet their demands.
"We have assured the home buyers that we are with them and are trying to make all the possible efforts to protect their interests. We have asked them to end their protest and give us some days' time to prepare a report against the builder's group which will be sent to the government" said Mahendra Singh.
The irked homebuyers welcomed the consolation given by the magistrate but denied to end their protest until and unless their demands are met. The home buyers are demanding the arrest of Managing director of the builder's group, Anil Kumar Sharma, who has cheated thousands of homebuyers. Also, they demand that the buyers should be put in a secure category so that they should not get harassed by the builder in future.
"The protest will continue till our demands are met. The magistrate has come to meet us but we have told him that such assurances have been given to us in past also but nothing happened. This time we will not go away from the place till the government meet our demands," said Hitesh, a home buyer.
Buyers are now protesting because the builder has failed to deliver their flats in various housing projects across the city. The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has also admitted an insolvency plea from the Bank of Baroda against Amrapali group. The NCLT is expected to decide on insolvency cases on August 18. Since the Amrapali Ultra Homes Private Limited is a parent company of the Amrapali Group, buyers in all projects are worried.