Fraud builders duping residents isn’t anything new but those customers who pay their hard earned money and stand to lose their life time savings, know what it is to go through this ordeal. In another major scam, over 1500 customers have been cheated by Builtech Builders and Developers in Kamothe and Kharghar. In another case of builders cheating customers has come to light. This time it is the Builtech Builders group which has duped the customers of a minimum of Rs 5 crores. It is said that the Buildtech Builders and Developers, being run by seven-eight persons, had been booking flats at its projects in Kharghar and Kamothe since 2004. Nearly 85 customers have complained against the builder while it is alleged that 1500 customers have been duped by the builder. Speaking to NMTV News, customers informed that they had booked their residence in the years 2006-08. While some of the customers had paid money for the same last year, some had even paid six years back but till date none of the customers have been given a flat yet. Infact some of the customers raised concerned that when payments were made different people from the builder group used to sign. The customers further alleged that the builder group had cheated them. The customers informed that there were many cases already registered against the builder group in the Consumer Court. One of the customers shockingly informed that the builder had recently paid up Rs 15 lakh as donation for his daughter and that it was their money he used up. They demanded that the license of the builder should be cancelled. Now, the customers have complained against Baba Shukla and Shaukat Sheikh and some other members of the group with Navi Mumbai Commissioner of Police. When we tried to meet the builders of Builtech Group, were not available for comment. With cameraperson Raju Sharma, Monika Bhosale for NMTV News.
September 26, 2008