The New Delhi District Consumer Disputes Forum, presided over by CK Chaturvedi, asked real-estate firm Parsvnath Developers Ltd, to pay Rs7,07,000 to a customer, saying that the firm deliberately misused her money for years which indicated its malafide and unfaithful activities.
“There were no construction activities at the site in Sonepat for last nine years except adopting the delay tactics to misuse the consumers fund collected through publicity,” the Forum’s bench, comprising its members SR Chaudhary and Ritu Garodia, noted.
Ekta Bhushan had booked a plot in Parsvnath Developers’ proposed township in Sonepat by paying Rs5,82,000.
“It is clear case of unfair trade practices on the part of Opposite Party (real-estate firm) which deliberately misused complainant’s money for years and years and compelled her to bring into litigation, which clearly indicates malafide and unfaithful activities. The firm deliberately concealed facts and adopted harassing attitude for complainant and prolonged to handover the plot to complainant in question to gain the time whereas there is no possession of plot even in the hand of the firm,” the Forum said.
It directed the firm to refund Rs5,82,000, for the plot and also asked it to pay Rs1.25 lakh as compensation for harassment and litigation charges.
(This article was subsequently updated.)