Chintels Paradiso residents yet to come out of shock after Feb. 10 vertical collapse

Chintels Paradiso residents yet to come out of shock after Feb. 10 vertical collapse

Chintels Paradiso residents yet to come out of shock after Feb. 10 vertical collapse

Demand seizure of builders’ passports, their arrests

Pankaj Patrakaar

Gurugram, Feb. 16 (Delhi Crown): Six days have passed but the residents of Chintels Paradiso housing society in Gurugram’s Sector-109 are yet to come out of shock after the Feb. 10 tragedy of vertical collapses claiming two lives and injuring a few others.

Fearing yet another similar tragedy, the residents can be seen loitering in the parks inside the housing society, or joining the hunger-strike at a tent installed right at the entrance (of the housing society) demanding builders’ arrests.

The enraged residents demand immediate arrest of all the accused (builders) and confiscation of their passports. They also demand cancellation of HRERA license of “M/s Chintels India” with immediate effect, and stopping the purchase and sale of any liquid assets by the promoters and their related entities, besides freezing all their liquid assets.

The scared residents are of the view that as other towers are also in the “similar state”, they need immediate settlement and rehabilitation of all the residents of the society before a similar tragedy occurs in any other tower(s).

The residents also demand adequate compensation to all flat owners in the form of buybacks at the prevailing market rates prior to Feb. 10, or flats in other equivalent and structurally safe societies.

A team of THE DELHI CROWN visited the housing society on Wednesday to know the latest developments, six days after the mishap had occurred.

Basic furniture like beds and mattresses are being arranged in a bid to relocate 40 families who used to reside in Tower-D where the vertical collapses had taken place.

With the building being sealed by a rope and guarded by a couple of local cops, the residents of Tower-D are seen pulling out their basic personal belongings from their damaged flats and relocating themselves to other units.

In a letter handed over to local MLA Rakesh Daultabad, the residents alleged that the Gurugram Police was trying to “shield” the builders. They also demanded registration of FIR under stringent sections so that the actual culprits are booked.

“We demand a probe into the entire incident along with the malpractices that the builder followed in obtaining the Occupancy Certificate (OC) and the government officials involved, under the direct supervision of the Punjab & Haryana High Court,” said the residents.

At the spot of the hunger strike, Monu Ajmani, a resident of Chintels Paradiso, told – “We are carrying on with our protests, demanding strictest action against the builders and the erring government officials who provided the OC to the builders.”

Pooja Aggarwal, whose flat lies in the damaged Tower-D, said – “The local DTP R.S. Bhaat regularly visits us and is arranging for our relocation, etc. But it’s quite astonishing to know that Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar and Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala didn’t care to visit us despite them touring other parts of the city over the past couple of days. This was such a big tragedy at our living place. We can’t stay inside our flats which we bought spending up to Rs 2.5 crores, but the state government seems least concerned.”

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