Plea filed with the UP vigilance service for FIR against accused in the Supertech case, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

NOIDA: The New Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) has filed a complaint with the Uttar Pradesh Vigilance Department for filing an FIR against those involved in the illegal construction of the Supertech Twin Tower here, officials said on Tuesday. responsible. A total of 26 NOIDA officials, four directors of property developer Supertech Group and two architects were named as accused in the lawsuit, the officials said.

NOIDA CEO Ritu Maheshwari confirmed the development and said the authority will go ahead with planning the demolition of the Twin Towers which have been erected in Sector 93A of the city in violation of building standards. .

The Supreme Court, which ordered the demolition of the 40-story towers under construction on August 31, on Monday overturned a “modification request” filed by Supertech Group.

By rendering its verdict on August 31, the Supreme Court had set a three-month deadline for NOIDA to demolish the towers.

“Yes, the authority must try to plan and implement (the order) according to the instructions of the SC,” Maheshwari told PTI.

Officials said the state vigilance department will now file an FIR based on the complaint and take action.

Earlier on Sunday, the government of Uttar Pradesh said it had suspended three other Noida Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) agents because of their role in the case. An agent has already been suspended from his duties.

A special investigative team (SIT) formed by the UP government had investigated the case and found guilty 26 NOIDA officials, of whom 20 retired, two died and four are still serving. .

Besides them, four directors of Supertech and two architects were also found guilty in this case and prosecutions were also ordered against them.

The four-member SIT was formed in September to investigate the case and determine the liability of officials and had a week to submit its report. The SIT had requested an extension of time to complete the investigation.

The case involved real estate company Supertech, which was illegally building two 40-story towers on the premises of its Emerald Court housing project with more than 900 apartments and 21 stores in the Twin Towers.

Residents of the housing project claimed their consent was not taken for the Twin Towers, which were being built in violation of standards, and moved the court.

The Allahabad High Court ordered the demolition of the Twin Towers in 2014, with the Supreme Court upholding the verdict in 2021.

However, buyers who invested their money in these towers hoped their interest would be protected, even as Supertech Group filed a “change request” with the Supreme Court.

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