Thane builder suicide: ‘Red tape, corruption got the better of Parmar’

Suraj Parmar allegedly shot himself dead on October 7, leaving behind a note that alleged harrasment by politicians and civic officials.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:October 24, 2015 1:23 am
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Real estate tycoon Suraj Parmar’s family and business partners on Friday blamed “harassment by certain elements” as the reason behind Parmar’s alleged suicide.

After finding that the Thane Municipal Corporation (TMC) had resolved most issues impeding progress of four construction projects taken up by Parmar’s firm Cosmos Group days before he allegedly shot himself, police investigators had told The Indian Express on Friday other angles into the case is now being probed.

But refuting claims regarding irregularities in their projects, representatives of the Cosmos Group on Friday said that these had only been taken up under the rules of the land, and that stop-work notices had been abruptly issued to some of these projects.

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The firm further mantained that it was red tapism and a corruption-riddled construction system that had got the better of Parmar.

Suraj Parmar allegedly shot himself dead on October 7, leaving behind a note that alleged harrasment by politicians and civic officials.

But even as the police await findings of the forensic tests on this note — it reportedly names at least a couple of politicians and three officials though they had been later crossed out as an afterthought. Some politicians have raised issues regarding certain irregularities existing in Parmar’s projects and have sought a CBI probe in the matter.

The Indian Express report had cited that the TMC had addressed most of Parmar’s grievances and issued clearances after Minister of State (Urban Development) Ranjit Patil had intervened on June 23.

In fact an order pertaining to permission for drinking water connection to a 400-flat complex on Thane’s Pokhran Road was issued on October 6, which is a day before Parmar allegedly shot himself.

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