On Wednesday (25/08/2018), Supreme Court asked for assurance of financial standing of the firm which is interested in completing the Amrapali Leisure Park and Amrapali Sapphire. The court said that the homebuyers “cannot be thrown into a frying pan”.
The order by Supreme Court came after it chose to hear the issue project-wise and today it heard the contention with regard to Amrapali Sapphire and Amrapali Leisure Park.
The Court concurred that a co-developer ought to be assigned for the project. The bench consisting of Mr. Arun Mishra and Mr. Uday Umesh Lalit said, “In doing so the accountability process becomes easier”. It however summarized that the firm should file and undertaking before the court.
After that, SC asked the builder to provide details with regard to both these ventures; on affidavit having details which incorporates profile of the firm, affidavit of undertaking by the head(s) of the company which includes the number of projects under construction, the number of projects developed, the number of projects behindhand and the track record of the firm. Amid the proceedings Noida-based Galaxy Group through its counsel had demonstrated enthusiasm in developing Sapphire 1 and 2. Beforehand in February the developer had indicated interest in developing Amrapali Leisure.
The builder was also asked by the court to present all the detail in regards to the dues it holds to authorities and banks. Mr. Ajit Kumar Sinha, an advocate representing the homebuyers, recommended that a list of free of debt properties of the builder and directors should be made if the responses to the previously mentioned queries are not given by the developer.
The court also said that if in case it finds any inadequacy on behalf of the builder then it will follow Mr. Sinha’s recommendation.