Assures residents of adequate police action once investigation is over
Gurugram, Feb. 22 (Delhi Crown): Gurugram Commissioner of Police (CP) Kala Ramachandran visited the Chintels Paradiso housing society, in Sector-109, on Tuesday (Feb. 22) where a mishap had occurred on Feb. 10 claiming lives of two women and injured a few others.
This was the CP’s first visit to the housing society ever since the mishap had occurred. She had assumed the office of Gurugram CP a couple of days after the vertical collapse had occurred, starting from the sixth floor down till the first floor.
During her meeting with the irked residents this morning, she gave the assurance that proper action(s) will be taken against the builders or officials whoever is found at fault, “once the investigation is completed”.
Kala Ramachandran also assured the residents that she will take a strict action against Virender Singh, the cop posted at Bajghera Police Station who had last year refused to lodge a complaint from Chintels Paradiso residents saying “no one has died”, when the latter had approached him after ceiling of a flat’s balcony had come off.
She also informed the local residents that the passport of Chintels Paradiso’s CMD Ashok Solomon was already in Gurugram Police’s custody for the past one year ever since the Enforcement Directorate (ED) had initiated a case against him in February last year.
“We will ensure that passports of other directors of the builder company will also be confiscated soon,” added Kala.
She told the hapless residents that a Special Investigation Team (SIT) was collecting evidence against builders. Once a final report is prepared by the investigation or law enforcement agencies for proving the accusation of a crime, they will submit the chargesheet.
“We are collecting evidence. Samples of the debris and construction material used have been collected and sent for forensic checks. Once the investigation is over, we will take strictest possible action(s) against the builders and officials whoever is found guilty,” said Kala Ramachandran while interacting with the residents.
For the past 12 days, the residents of Chintels Paradiso have been demanding immediate arrest of Ashok Solomon and other senior officials of the builder company. But in vain. At a protest march organised on Sunday (Feb. 20) the residents had stated that they have no faith in the Gurugram Police, the local administration and the state government, and demanded an independent CBI probe monitored by the High Court or Supreme Court.