THE Karjat police station in Raigad district, Maharashtra finally arrested Jinendra Kanhaiyalal Nahar, the General Manager of ‘Poddar Developer Ltd’ (PDL) after ABI (Akela Bureau of Investigation) published two articles exposing the illegalities done by builder.
On Thursday, the Karjat police arrested Jinendra Nahar and produced him in the local court where he was granted one day police custody. Poddar’s lawyer tried to take advantage of the loophole done by Karjat police into the matter. Earlier, the police had rejected the application of the complex’s residents claiming that the matter was civil in nature. But, they later registered an FIR when the Director General of Police (DGP), Maharashtra Satish Mathur, issued a circular ordering that the said builder should be booked under MOFA. Acting upon the complaint of Shivprasad Narsingh Rao on July 10, 2016, the Karjat police registered the FIR (copy with ABI) CR No-119/2016, under the sections 420 and 406 of the IPC and sections 13 and 14 of MOFA against ‘Poddar Developer Ltd’.
“Even though we are happy that the police arrested Jitendra Nahar, we will be happier only after the police arrests Rohitashwa Poddar and other culprits,” said Swarada Nargolkar (Chairman-Samruddhi Complex).
Poddar Developers had developed ‘Samruddhi Complex’ project at Survey No. 63, 64 and 70 in Garpoli village, Karjat, district Raigad, Maharashtra. The project has 1,264 flats and 1 commercial, in 79 buildings spread over 9 acres of land. Poddar Developers did not follow any rules and regulations while developing the said Complex. The Poddar Developers neither gave the ‘Commencement Certificate’ (CC) and ‘Completion Certificate’ (CC), nor the Occupation Certificate (OC) to the flat owners.
ABI exposed builder
ABI (abinet.org) had published two articles in this regard. The first article had appeared on November 4, 2016 under headline, “FIR against Poddar builder for cheating buyers, but police in Karjat not interested in going beyond paperwork.” The second article had appeared on November 22, 2016 under headline, “Poddar builder steal water from dam and sell it at high price to residential complex.”
Rameshwar Kute, who happens to be one of the residents of the said Complex and who is also aggressively fighting against the aforementioned builder, revealed that the Karjat police and Collector Sheetal Teli sprang into action after ABI started exposing the builder and Karjat police. “We are very much thankful to ABI,” said Kute.