1. Complainants are misleading, says Vatika Group

Complainants are misleading, says Vatika Group

A fews days after a case of cheating and fraud was registered against real estate developer Vatika Group's Managing Director and three others, senior officials of the group have said that they were being implicated in a false case.

By: | Gurgaon | Published: September 17, 2016 3:45 PM
The FIR was registered under Sections 406 (breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector 29 police station in Gurgaon. (Reuters) The FIR was registered under Sections 406 (breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector 29 police station in Gurgaon. (Reuters)

A fews days after a case of cheating and fraud was registered against real estate developer Vatika Group’s Managing Director and three others, senior officials of the group have said that they were being implicated in a false case.

The group’s Managing Director Gautam Bhalla, Directors Anil Bhalla and Gaurav Bhalla and the company’s sales and client service head Ankit Nagpal were booked on the basis of a complaint by Delhi’s Santpura resident Suman Preet Kaur and her husband Surender Pal Singh on September 7.

The FIR was registered under Sections 406 (breach of trust) and 420 (cheating) of the Indian Penal Code at the Sector 29 police station in Gurgaon.

The two complainants said in their FIR that they had booked a flat in Vatika One Express City in July 2014 and had paid the money amounting to around Rs 22 lakh in instalments. However, in December 2015 when they visited the site, it was still a barren land, they said.

Following this they wanted refund of the money, but one company official, Nagpal, told them that the project had been scrapped and that they should transfer the money to a new project after which the refund would be easier, the complainants said.

They transferred the booking — to Vatika Seven Elements — but they had not got their money back, the couple said.

However, Vatika officials said that the complainants had not talked at all about the “undertaking” by Kaur in March 2016 that she had got back as refund Rs 21.54 lakh which was transferred by them “voluntarily” to book a flat at Vatika Seven Elements. “Construction on the project is as per schedule and deliveries are expected likewise,” the company said in a statement.

An earlier report in IANS had quoted a police officer as saying that the complainant (Kaur) had invested the money in “an assured return scheme” of Vatika group. This is incorrect as the money had been invested in Vatika One Express City, a residential project.

When contacted, Surinder Pal Singh, Kaur’s husband, said “there was a huge difference” in property promised and the property that was being offered to them.

“I paid my installment each time beforehand but after one year they told me that the project (Vatika One Express City) had been scrapped and no payment could be refunded. I kept calling them for a refund but they never gave any,” Singh told IANS.

Singh said that he was then approached by Nagpal (one of the accused in the FIR) who “forced his wife and him to go for another property at Seven Elements, owned by Vatika Group, since no refund was possible as previous project was scrapped.”

He said that the property offered to them as replacement “is in the interiors of Gurgaon while the one I had originally invested in was bang on Dwarka Expressway. I pleaded with them to give me a refund but they never relented and kept lying,” he said.

Citing the ‘undertaking’ which Kaur had given when she was alloted the alternative property, Vikas Manhas, CRM Head Vatika Group, said, “I am sure the police would find the truth and reality during their investigation”.

Vineet Taing, President of the Vatika Group, also accused the couple of “misrepresenting the facts before the police,” and hoped that “sooner or later, the truth will surface as she tried to tarnish our reputation”. He said that “the top priority of Vatika — right from the day of its inception — is to safeguard the interest of buyers. The complainants have been hiding and misinterpreting the facts before the police.”

Police officer Kanwar Singh said that the police were investigating the case. The case was registered after an inquiry by the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the police.

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    Ajay Gupta
    Sep 5, 2017 at 2:21 pm
    Vatika is really a chor group. Dealing with them is really irritating and depressing. Would not recommend anybody to deal with Vatika.
    1. L
      Sep 18, 2016 at 3:15 am
      100000 people can"t be wrong on Twitter #sayno2vatika
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        Pratap singh
        Sep 18, 2016 at 3:50 am
        Vatika cheated me also , flats not deliverered from 7 years, they are doing gunda raaz.
        1. S
          Sep 18, 2016 at 9:00 am
          Put Bhalla's behind bars! 7 years plus and still no home. All banks declined loan. They sold us disputed land.
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            Amit Tyagi
            Sep 18, 2016 at 7:32 am
            We are suffering due to this fraud Vatika. 7 year back we booked our dream home and till now earthworm also starting. Builder is enjoying our hard earned money.Builder sold projects without having land and collected money.We are helpless, homeless and builder is shameless.
            1. R
              Sep 18, 2016 at 12:49 am
              Vatika is lying !! Go to #SayNo2Vatika to see how many buyers have been hoodwinked by Vatika. We booked in 2009 and still no sight of our property !! Put these Vatika officials in jail ang get us our money back please.
              1. A
                Sep 18, 2016 at 2:49 am
                One needs to have guts, patience, time to fight with these crooks. A common buyer has gone to file against a mighty builder without any reason!! In my own case, after 7 years, I don't see even foundation work for my primrose flat started on my plot. #sayno2vatika. It just needs an honest suo motto attempt by any responsible government for these unethical empire to crumble. Till then fool people, Vatika.
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                  K Bisht
                  Sep 18, 2016 at 4:53 pm
                  hundreds of people are waiting for their properties from 2009 including me, they should be ashamed of themselves. So many people has filed the case against them and many more will be joining. Their staff keep on promising to come up with solution in next month which has not come since last 7 years. Increase price with false increase in area without even taking buyers into confidence and unnecessary harment. If they want to reduce the area it is on old price but any increase in area leads to market price, is there any justification for the same.
                  1. P
                    Sep 18, 2016 at 4:46 am
                    Vatika official are liar. Big fraud. They cheated 1000 buyer these ways and made money.
                    1. R
                      Sep 18, 2016 at 8:54 am
                      Think 2000 times before investing here which is black
                      1. R
                        Sep 18, 2016 at 8:51 am
                        Vatika is most corrupt Builder in NCR.I have been invested for last 7 years stll struggling.They have initially in area which is not own by them.After so much outrage they just reallocated in other interior area but no banks are giving any Lian citing there is no approval.Wrongdoer SD never admit their mistake.There are few other court case is pending in various court.Few more FIR will lodge in future.So beware of this Mafia.
                        1. S
                          Sep 18, 2016 at 2:18 am
                          We too is booked a flat in 2009 and paid money. Still the construction is not yet started and the money is utilising for other projects.Prime rose and emilia projects still more than 1000 investors are still home less. Vatika does not have any business ethics for their customers. Regards
                          1. ABHISHEK SHARMA
                            Sep 18, 2016 at 5:20 am
                            This is true malpractices of Vatika, check Twitter handle #sayno2vatika plight pain and mental agony of ociated members is visible. they should be asked questions under AGRF of GGN. members being not given their HOME despite putting in all of their hard earned money. even who had taken re-location under false promises of VATIKA again being cheated and not been given flats. FRAUDs fraudulent methods.
                            1. ABHISHEK SHARMA
                              Sep 18, 2016 at 5:33 am
                              heyday only they are truthful rest world is full of liars. they must have been doing the same to many members 1 thing is for sure VATIKA is big liar, cheaters, fraud. request Sector 29 police station to go in detail further they will be booked for wrongdoing
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                                kamal k.
                                Sep 18, 2016 at 9:24 am
                                They sold us unit saying they hv already entered into a contract for construction of unit. After almost two year they told us to opt for another ( lesser value) unit as land was disputed. They hv a long trait of lies. So many complaints of substandard construcion, high maintenance charges, non-availability of proper approvals n so on...
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