The Supreme Court on Wednesday constituted a two-member lawyers’ panel to inspect the facilities at the flat of Minister of State Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore in Parsvnath Developers’ Exotica project in Gurgaon, after Rathore claimed the house was “uninhabitable”.
A bench led by Justice Dipak Misra asked the panel to inspect the flat before submitting its report. The matter will be heard next on November 29.
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Rathore’s counsel had complained that the flat allotted to him did not have access to common facilities, as was shown in the site map at the time of booking. The counsel also claimed that there was a “kachcha” access road which opened into a slum cluster. There was no parking facility and the tower did not have an occupancy certificate, the counsel said.
Parsvnath’s lawyer replied that if Rathore had so many problems, he could take a refund, and added that the flat was in a good condition and work at the site was going on. But Rathore’s counsel reiterated that he did not want a refund as they have contested to get the flat for so long.
Rathore had booked the flat in 2006 and paid around Rs 70 lakh for it. The firm was to deliver the flat in 2008-09.