Universal builders' owners can't leave country: EOW Gurugram
Gurugram: Trouble seems to be mounting for the owners of Universal builders who have been directed to not leave the country by Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Gururgam after they were found cheating Rs 300 crores from homebuyers for a residential project in Gurugram Sector-81.
Sources in the investigating agency also claimed that a lookout notice is soon going to be issued against the promoters that will lead to their imminent arrest. The construction firms are owned by Raman Puri and his sons Vikram and Varun Puri.
The directions came after it was found that Rs 300 crores of homebuyers are struck in a residential project in Gurugram's Sector-82 named Aura. The project that was started in 2010 was stopped in 2015.
Over 500 homebuyers who invested in the project have alleged that the builders have amassed over Rs 300 crores in the amount that have not been refunded.
Moreover, the owners have also been charged with the offence of contempt of court by the violation of section 10 of the Companies act of 2013 and Section 12 of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) act.
The registered address of Puris is Sainik Farms in New Delhi.
Owing to their residential projects which is not being delivered on time, there were 10 FIR's that were filed against the builders in Gurugram and two in Faridabad.
Meanwhile, the owners were able to evade arrests. Owing to increased pressure from the homebuyers, the economic offences wing of Gurugram began their investigations against the builders.
Not only in Gurugram, the raids have been conducted on the properties of Puris, but also in Indore and in the cities of Punjab. The top officials of EOW Gurugram claimed that as of now Puris have not left the country.
Sensing the simmering public anger towards Raman Malik, the spokesperson of BJP Haryana said, "Homebuyers who invested in Universal Aura project have serious apprehension that Raman Puri and his two sons Vikram and Varun Puri and his daughter -in-law will run away from the country. I, therefore, request Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley and Rajnath Singh to create a mechanism where they are prevented from doing so."
"The govt and police need to be agile enough as its high time and put these thieves behind the bars. They have looted our hard earned money and left us in a scenario where we are losing money and flat both. I have again beseech the government of India and the judiciary to help us get justice," said Rakesh Mannan, one of the investors.
Significant information that includes details of Aadhar, PAN card and passport are being obtained to prevent any eventualities of builders leaving the country.