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Complaint against KWIC after guards prevent doctor from taking pics of unfinished bungalow

Kolkata: Dr Jugal Chandra Maity, a buyer of a bungalow at Kolkata West International City (KWIC) of Prasoon Mukherjee has lodged a written complaint with Domjur police station after the security guards did not allow him to take photographs of his unfinished house and even resisted his family to leave the campus.
Dr Maity said on January 1, KWIC authorities had called him up stating that his bungalow would be ready by March 1. Again on March 1, he received another phone call from the builder's office that the final touches were being given and it would be ready by March 31.
Accordingly, he along with his family members visited the place and found that no work had been carried out. "I had booked the bungalow in 2006 and in the past 13 years, nothing has been done. The bungalow now looks like a haunted house. There are bushes all around the house. Doors and windows have not yet been installed."
He said: "I along with my family members became frustrated when I saw the bungalow. When I began to take photos, the security guards approached me and asked me not to take photographs. I explained to him but he refused to listen. He went and brought the chief security officer along with other guards. They almost gheraoed us and refused to leave the premises. We managed to come out and later lodged a complaint with the police.
Mukherjee got 350 acres of land from the Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) in 2005.
The construction began in 2006 and the deadline for the completion of the project was 2008. The bungalows cost anything between Rs 25 lakh and Rs 80 lakh and the buyers have paid more than 80 percent of the price.
There are 219 bungalows in cluster A followed by 289, 205 and 194 in clusters B, C and D respectively. Most of these houses have remained unfinished. Also, the KWIC is supposed to construct four towers along with club, hospital, school and gymnasium inside the campus.
Abhay Upadhyay, president of the Kolkata West International City Buyers' Association, said every buyer has the right to take photographs of the bungalows. He said: "The way Dr Maity was stopped from taking snaps is unfortunate."
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