This was the second offence registered against builders under MOFA.
PUNE: The Kondhwa police on Saturday booked two Mumbai-based builders and their nine associtates for allegedly taking money from home buyers but failing to hand over apartments within a stipulated time frame.
The builders have been booked under relevant sections of Maharashstra Ownership Flats (Regulation of the promotion of construction, sale, management and transfer) Act and Maharashtra Regional Town Planning Act and Maharashtra Apartment Ownership Rules and the cheating and forgery sections of the Indian Penal Code. This was the second offence registered against builders under MOFA.
Recently, the Pune rural police booked Dehu Road-based builders for not executing a conveyance deed for flat owners at a housing complex in Dehu Road.
Mahavir Pawar, a resident of Balajinagar, who has yet to get the possession of his flat in the housing complex constructed by the builders in Tilekagarnagar in Kondhwa, has lodged the police complaint.
Pawar told TOI it was not an easy task to lodge the complaint, adding that it was registered only after the intervention of state director-general of police Praveen Dixit.
Pawar had booked the flat in July 2010. The builders had promised to give the possession of the flat in July 2011. "I have paid the cost of the flat of Rs 19.27 lakh to the builder. For the last five years, I have been waiting to get possession of my flat," Pawar said.
Pawar said that he had sold his flat in Balajinagar and also obtained loan from a bank for the flat. "I am paying heavy EMIs and rent of the flat where I am currently stayingToday I have become literally homeless," he said.
He added that some residents have taken the possession of their apartments in the complex. "But the builders are harassing them too. They have sent notices to the residents for extra Rs 1.5 lakh and the charges for water tankers and other things," Pawar said.
Pawar said the if any one wants to take the possession, the builders forced them to sign the supplementary agreement. "They were asked to sign the agreement inside the office and were not allowed to take the agreement outside," Pawar alleged.
He said that when he booked the flat, the name of the scheme was different.
Suddenly, the builders changed the name. "Now everyone is facing difficulties while paying EMIs and tax," Pawar said.
Satish Govekar, senior inspector of the Kondhwa police station, said the police registered the offence under MOFA on Saturday.
"We have began a probe," Govekar added.