The Resident Welfare Association (RWA) of the Pearls residential complexes in sectors 100 and 104 have lodged a complaint with police alleging that local officials of the company are selling construction material meant for the development of the complexes. The RWA has demanded registration of an FIR against the officials of Pearls Limited. The Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) will be taking a decision next week on whether the company will be allowed to carry on construction or not.
The RWA in its complaint has alleged that the officials were selling the construction material stored at construction sites in Sector 100 and 104 which is meant for the development of residential complexes. The members also said in their complaint that the allotees paid the money for the material as per the rules and now the company cannot sell any material without informing them as it is public property.
The complaint further stated that the members paid Rs 35,000 for the membership of swimming pool club, which was to be constructed in Sector 104, but on Tuesday some members went to the site and found trucks loaded with tiles, cement bags and other construction material meant for construction of a modern swimming pool. The members also alleged that they were threatened by company officials.
Pearl City Mohali Resident’s Welfare Association President Kulbeer Singh Sidhu in the complaint said that that they are already in dilemma that whether the company will develop the sectors or not and after GMADA’s notice they are fearing that the company’s license might be cancelled. He said that they will not let the company take the material from the site.
GMADA had already made it clear that it will not develop the residential sectors and also issued a notice to the company for delay in initiating the development works. The company was given 15 days by GMADA.
The Pearls group decided to allot plots in these two sectors initially at Rs 12,000 per square yard but the rate was later increased to Rs 30,000 per square yard. Both these sectors have 700 plots ranging between 150 and 500 square yard.
Sohana Station House Officer Rajiv Kumar said they had received the complaint and are verifying the facts following which the appropriate action will be taken against the company.
Pearl’s Limited director K J S Toor said his company was only the marketing arm of the project and the sites are being developed by the PACL. He added that he was out of station and could comment on the issue only after visiting the sites.