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Delhi HC Allows Supertech MD to Appeal

The Delhi High Court has granted Supertech the right to appeal a consumer court judgement that issued an arrest warrant for its Managing Director Mohit Arora in a case brought by a homebuyer.

The National Consumer Disputes Redress Commission (NCDRC), which had previously September 13 rejected Supertech’s petition to establish twelve months’ payments regarding payment of the decretal amount to the homebuyer, issued an arrest warrant on September 20.

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Justice Amit Bansal permitted the business to withdraw its pending suit contesting the NCDRC’s September 13 ruling. The current plea should be withdrawn so that a new petition could challenge the ruling on issuing the arrest warrant.

 The case before the NCDRC involved a complaint by a homebuyer, represented by lawyer Vrinda Kapoor Dev, who was aggrieved by the company’s delay in handing over possession of a villa in one of its projects in the Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development Area, which had been allotted for a consideration of over 1.02 crore.

The NCDRC ordered the firm to either offer possession of the villa and compensation and fees within six months or returned the whole money collected, plus compensation, in April 2019. The Managing Director informed the NCDRC on July 20 that the order would be followed within 60 days.

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However, NCDRC observed on September 20 that, despite the pledge, the order had not to be executed and that the firm was “eluding the decree’s execution.” It issued an arrest warrant for the Managing Director for three years in jail, with the order to be carried out within a week.

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