No arrests made yet even after 2 weeks of the vertical collapse claiming 2 lives
Gurugram, Feb. 24 (Delhi Crown): Residents of Chintels Paradiso in Gurugram’s Sector-109 have decided to take the legal route to get their demands heard, saying they have no faith in the Haryana Government, the Gurugram Administration, or the local police and other concerned departments, including the DTCP (District Town and Country Planning).
According to a resident of Chintels Paradiso, they held an “internal meeting” on Wednesday (Feb.23) and within a day or two they will move the Punjab and Haryana High Court and/or the Supreme Court of India, pleading with their demands of arrest of the owners of Chintels Paradiso and an adequate compensation to the aggrieved families.
Two weeks have passed by since the dreadful mishap happened at the housing society claiming two lives, injuring a few others and rendering nearly 50 families homeless. On the evening of Feb. 10, the Tower-D in the housing society had witnessed a vertical collapse in the living rooms from the sixth floor till the first floor, trapping many under the debris.
Rescue work continued for many days.
Ever since the tragedy struck the housing society, Chintels Paradiso’s owner Ashok Solomon continues to be at large. No arrests have been made yet, despite the loss of two innocent lives.
Over the past 14 days, the residents have been running from pillar to post, meeting all the concerned government authorities, including Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala, Gurugram MP Inderjit Singh, Deputy Commissioner Nishant Kumar Yadav, Commissioner of Police Kala Ramachandran, local MLA Rakesh Daultabad, but in vain.
The affected families are being shifted to other flats within the society, even as the Tower-D remains sealed. Samples of the debris have been collected by a forensic team and a team of experts had visited from IIT-Delhi to take stock of the situation.
Two probes have been initiated to find out what led to the vertical collapse, but nothing concrete has come out yet.
Meanwhile, enraged residents continue with the relay hunger strike at the gates of their housing society.