CM orders probe in violations by ‘First City’ of Mihan Nagpur-Hitavada
Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has taken a serious cognisance of the irregularities and brazen violation of norms and sanctions by the First City project of M/s Reatox Builders and Developers and has asked the Principal Secretary (GAD) to undertake necessary probe.
Acting promptly on the complaint filed by Vidarbha Janandolan Samiti(VJAS) regarding ‘multi crore land scam in Nagpur MIHAN project by Mumbai based builder- M/s Reatox Builder and Developers,’ exposed by The Hitavada, Chief Minister has asked the top officials to probe all irregularities and violations in the matter related to illegal ‘sale of flats to the general public, totally reserved for the employees working in MIHAN-SEZ area as per existing Union Government law of SEZ, informed Kishor Tiwari of VJAS.
As per a communiqué received by VJAS, Principal Secretary (Industries) A.A.Khan was initially asked to probe the matter by the Chief Minister. But as issue is related to General Administration, he has forwarded the original complaint to Principal Secretary (GAD) for necessary probe. Incidentally, Chief Minister is ex-officio Chairman of Maharashtra Airport Development Company (MADC) and hence his office took a serious cognisance of entire issue. Extensively quoting from The Hitavada reports, VJAS asked Chief Minister to decisively intervene in the matter and stop illegalities.
Quoting MADC’s affidavit before Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court which insisted that 31 acre land being developed by M/s Reatox Builder and Developers, is for construction of residential complex to accommodate employees/officers working in Special Economic Zone, the VJAS questioned legality of offer extended to general public to purchase these residential dwellings. VJAS has alleged massive malpractice’s in this land deal and has submitted detailed complaint alleging unholy nexus between developer of MIHAN-SEZ and co-developer M/s Reatox Builders.
The complaint also pointed out that Board of Approvals (BoA) in its recent meeting held on July 13 had raised objection over "agreement of MADC with all its co-developers which contained the condition that the flats built by such co-developers would be sold by them to public and MADC has issued Power of Attorney to such co-developers for such sale." The BoA had directed the MADC to remove condition of sale from its agreement with co-developers (in the instant case M/s Reatox Builders)
VJAS has also sought urgent intervention of President of India and Prime Minister to expedite the action of cancellation of land allotment and subsequent flats allotment to legitimate claimants of MIHAN-SEZ promoted by MADC as per SEZ laws and rules framed thereunder, Tiwari added.