The matter came to light after several inmates alleged that white-collar criminals were enjoying a "luxurious lifestyle" inside Tihar while they were not being provided basic necessities including medical treatment.
“We request Justice S N Dhingra to proceed with the auction as expeditiously as possible, as the home buyers are waiting with concern to get their money refunded,” the Bench of Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra and Justices A M Khanwilkar and D Y Chandrachud said setting up the committee.
Unitech’s lawyers were not present during court proceedings on Friday morning even as the government’s law officer told the court that an advance copy of the petition was sent to the company, but it refused to accept it.
The apex court clarified that the company will have to either give possession of flats to the buyers or refund them, failing which its properties will be auctioned to raise money to compensate the parties.
In another development, over 100 people, who had booked their homes with the Amrapali Group, approached the top court Wednesday, seeking quashing of National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) order allowing insolvency proceedings against Amrapali Silicon City Ltd.
The case hearings are still pending against the Unitech bosses which is now scheduled for August 28. The Chandigarh Police has been directed by the commission to get the Unitech bosses on production warrant.