Demand a CBI probe as they have no faith in Gurugram Police, local Administration or the state govt.
Gurugram, Feb. 20 (Delhi Crown): The state government is making every possible attempt(s) to “shield” the builders/owners of Chintels Paradiso, even as no arrest has taken place despite 10 days have passed since the tragedy struck the housing society in Sector-109 claiming lives of two women and injuring a few others, said the fuming residents on Sunday.
Enraged at the step-motherly treatment by the state government, the residents today took out a protest march.
Hundreds of protesters from the Chintels Paradiso housing society were joined by RWAs’ representatives from nearby housing societies as well. They observed a sit-in at the ATS Chowk, where the residents vowed to fight for Justice till their breath.
Alleging that they have no faith in the Gurugram Police, the local administration or the state government, the residents demanded an “impartial probe” by the Centre Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
They also urged the Chief Justice of India N.V. Ramana to take a suo-moto cognizance of the mishap and conduct a thorough probe into it.
The residents criticised the Gurugram Police and the local district administration for “turning a blind eye” to their woes all these years, and castigated the Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar for not paying a visit to them so far, despite being in the city on a couple of occasions in the aftermath of the mishap.
Living-room area of Flat No. D-603 had caved-in on Feb 10, leading to a vertical collapse in the tower down till the first floor. This unprecedented mishap in the country’s real estate history had left the whole city in a state of shock.
“There is a perfect nexus between the state government and the builders of Chintels Paradiso. That’s why no arrest has taken place so far (10 days) despite such a huge tragedy hitting us,” alleged Manoj Singh, a resident of the housing society amid protests.
He further alleged that a visit by a fake team of IIT-Delhi experts was “arranged” by the district administration and the DTP-E (District Town Planner-Enforcement) R.S. Bhaat to the housing society a couple of days ago. “We cross checked with the IIT-Delhi and were shocked to know that no such decision (of setting up a team to conduct a carry out a structural audit) had been taken at the end of IIT-Delhi.”
The residents have been observing a hunger strike for over a week demanding their voice be heard and arrest of the builders after Sector 304 (Culpable Homicide) was added in the FIR registered at Bajghera Police Station a day after the mishap had occurred.
Prof. Lalit Kapoor, another resident of the housing society, demanded a fair probe into the mishap, and urged the CJI Ramana to take a suo-moto cognizance of the matter.
Sonam, also a resident of Chintels Paradiso housing society, told www.thedelhicrown.com, “All these 10 days we have been given assurances only by whoever we met. Nothing on paper as yet. We are not aware of any concrete steps taken by either the Gurugram Police, the local administration or the state government regarding the arrest of the builders. Neither we are aware of any reliable plan(s) being mulled by the district administration to relocate us, or any buy-back offer. We have been left to God’s mercy.”