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Interim relief to Subhshree housing society residents

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - 7:47am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Residents had moved court against builder, who wanted to demolish the overhead water tank owing to its size

Pune: Giving much respite to Akrudi-based residents, the court of civil judge junior division A P Mohite has given an ex-parte ad-interim order directing the builders and promoters not to demolish, alter or make any changes in water tank till the further orders. 
Earlier, the residents of Subhshree Residential Building Co-operative Housing Society Limited moved court against the builder Rajesh Sakla and promoter, who allegedly tried to break the water tank of the their housing society, after they raised an issue of the sale of parking premises which was meant for emergency.
The residents residing in A,B, D and F wing have come together and moved their plaint before judge Mohite by their lawyers Devanand Dhokane and Lalit Jhunjhunwala on May 6 under the relevant sections of Maharashtra Ownership of Flats Act.
Pradip Mahajan (42), secretary of the society said, “We have booked the flats in 2005 and we got the possession 2009. In 2013, after our repeated attempt, he handed-over the society to us. We then raised objection against the illegal shade-parking area, which was meant for emergencies such as fire bridge entry and exit. We even approached the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation in this regard. But after that, the builder and promotors tried to break the water tank of our society in February just to harass us. We even approached the police, but they did not get any help. The builder then sent us a notification claiming that the size of water tank should be 40,000 litres, against its present capacity of one lakh liters and that he wanted to make a road.”
He added, “When we question the builder after the gap of seven years, he realised the size of water tank is 
huge, which is very odd. He is doing this just to harass us. After getting no help from police, we approached the court, and thankfully we got some relief.”
When contacted, founder and owner Rajesh Kumar Sakla of Messers Siddhivinayak Kohinoor Associates said, “The allegations are baseless.” 
He refused to comment on this issue claiming that he will move an application in this regard before the court.

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