Properties value Rs 17.25 crore belonging to “builder mafias” have been hooked up by the Gautam Buddh Nagar police in reference to unlawful constructions in Better Noida’s Shahberi, officers stated on Friday.
Proceedings have been launched in opposition to eight builders and their properties hooked up underneath Part 14 of the Uttar Pradesh Gangsters and Anti-Social Actions (Prevention) Act, 1986, they stated.
On July 17, 2018, two adjoining buildings in Shahberi village had collapsed, leaving 9 folks, together with a toddler and two girls, lifeless.
A probe by native authorities and administration later discovered that the buildings had come up illegally and with none correct approval, as did a number of others over time in Shahberi, lower than 50 km from Delhi.
“On directions of Police Commissioner Alok Singh, movable and immovable properties acquired via felony and unlawful means in Shahberi by the builders’ mafia are being hooked up,” Deputy Commissioner of Police, Central Noida, Harish Chander stated.
“On Friday, properties of eight such builders estimated to be value Rs 17.25 crore have been hooked up,” he stated.
These builders have been recognized as Furqan, Furqan Ahmed, Furqan Ali, Nitin Kumar, Ashish Kumar, Anees Khan, Abrar Khan and Kanha Vats, he added.
The immovable properties hooked up embody over 30 residences and 25 retailers, Mr Chander stated.
Related motion in opposition to gangsters and mafia who’re engaged in unlawful actions would proceed sooner or later too, he stated, including that Friday’s motion was in pursuance of the proceedings initiated within the wake of the twin-building collapse two years in the past.
Residents of Shahberi, a notified space underneath the Better Noida Industrial Improvement Authority (GNIDA), nevertheless, raised concern over the police motion.
“The police also needs to clarify the placement of those properties which have been hooked up.
“If they’ve hooked up flats constructed illegally by these builders in Shahberi, then it’s a mere eyewash as a result of the Allahabad Excessive Courtroom vide an order in 2014 ordered established order in Shahberi, which suggests no new building may have taken place and the title (possession of property) couldn’t be modified till additional court docket order,” a resident, Sachin Raghav, stated.