Fined for failing to allot land

The Forum has also ordered the developer to cough up another Rs 2,000 to the consumer as litigation fee.

According to the Forum’s ruling, the defaulter, Happy Farms and Resorts Private Limited has to pay the sum within 60 days of the receipt of the order.

Failing which, the company will have to pay the complainant the said amount with an interest at 12 per cent from date of payment till the final refund of the amount.   According to the complaint filed by K Kiranshankar on June 26, this year, he was duped by Happy Farms and Resorts Private Limited on the pretext of allotting a quarter acre farm.

He had entered into the agreement with the company on April 18, 1996, and as per the norms, Kiranshankar had paid the total amount in monthly installment of Rs 3,000 along with Rs 32,000 as development charges.

As the payment was over by September 15,1999, Kiranshankar was promised the land at plot number 148 of Happy Valley on survey number 120 and 97 in Doddaballapur taluk. The complainant has all the receipts signed by the company’s managing directors V Panchalaiah and N Mohan Reddy.

What rattled Kiranshankar was the sudden disappearance of the company.  According to his complaint, the company shifted its office from Wilson Garden to Kumara Park East without any prior information to customers. He approached the company officials several times and the litigation went on for years before Kiranshankar filed a complaint with the forum this year.

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