The first step on the way to victory:
|Suraj Raman Bhujbal & Flat Buyers in Misty Trails at Kondhwa Police Station|
Last weekend, after struggling for more than 2 months to file FIR - First Information Report - against their builder - Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company - the flat buyers in Misty Trails - located on Handewadi Road in Hadapsar, Pune - managed to record their statements in Kondhwa Police Station.
Along with them, the police also took the statement of Suraj Raman Bhujbal of Bhujbal Brothers.
Now, we will consult our lawyers and let you know whether FRI can be registered against your builder - police told the flat buyers.
After a week, the police told the flat buyers in Misty Trails that they need some more time to decide whether to register or - not to register - the FIR against Bhujbal Brothers.
However, the flat buyers in Misty Trails are hopeful. They believe that they have only one enemy. The builder. Rest of the world - including the police - are with them.
The FIR would be their first step towards victory.
By victory they do not mean to send the builder to jail.
Victory means to force Bhujbal Brothers to work. To construct.
Victory for them means - completion of their project Misty Trails & getting possession of their affordable 1 BHK - 2 BHK Flats.
For me, even registering statement against the builder in the police chowki - itself is a big victory.
Not because - I believe in what Pune builders claim - No police chowki in Pune will let any property buyer register a FIR against the builder.
But because, I know for sure, not a single property buyer in Pune has guts to register even a simple complaint against the builder in a police chowki.
If the property buyers had the guts - you would have found - thousands & thousands of complaints against all builders - in almost all police chowkis in Pune.
Most of the property buyers in Pune are so afraid of the builders - they prefer to eat the builder's shit - than email or whatsapp the complaint - FIR - to the police.
This is not only Misty Trails Flat Buyers' Tragedy.
This is every Pune property buyers' tragedy.
To support and admire 'courage - determination - unity' of the flat buyers in Misty Trails - I went to Kondhwa Police Station. I talked with them. And shot a few videos too. (Since I shot the videos at the tea stall, at the gate of police station, you will hear a lot of disturbance in the audio & video.)
You will easily identify yourself with 'tragic sufferings' of Mr. Vibhor Bhatia, the flat buyer in Misty Trails. Some of you may be facing the same issues. Many of you may face the same issues in the near future.
Because, the modus operandi is classic. Every builder in Pune follows it. A few property buyers escape. But most of the property buyers become victims of the builder.
Between 2008 & 2012, Bhujbal Brothers launched multiple projects. Without all essentials sanctions & approvals. Organized lavish marketing events. Released full page ads. Offered attractive schemes & competitive property prices. Obviously, received good bookings.
Impressed by all these marketing activities - naive property buyers assumed that Bhujbal Brothers must be a big builder. Some took efforts and found out that the builder's track record was okay. His history in Kothrud was good. Only Vatika at Balewadi had some issue about delayed possession. Chalta Hai.
How could Bhujbal Brothers manage to do this all?
Of course, by borrowing money.
How could so many property buyers manage to book so many flats?
Of course, by borrowing money.
Eventually, lack of sanctions & approvals created problems. Over borrowing created problems. Over trading - launching more projects at the same time - created problems. Dispute with landlords created problems. The problem in one project created problems in other projects. Result is all projects suffered. Contractors payments were delayed. Eventually all projects were stalled. Misty Trails was one of them. From March - April 2014 construction of Misty Trails is stalled. (But you can not prove it. Because you see couple of workers always doing some insignificant activity at the site!)
What does a builder do when he does not have enough money to complete the project? He lies. Avoids property buyers, borrowers, contractors & suppliers. Gives false excuses. Gives false commitments. And creates more problems. Originally possession of Misty Trails was in March 2014. Then he postponed it in December 2014. Then March 2015. Then December 2015. At Kondhwa Police Station, Suraj Raman Bhujbal promised to give possession in December 2016.
Sounds familiar! Right? You & your builder followed the same script. Right?
You are also waiting for possession. By paying the rent & EMI - you are also financially broke. You have also started feeling guilty for risking your family's life. You are also feeling that you are the most stupid - brainless - inferior human being on this earth. Against the powerful builder - you are nothing but helpless creature. Right?
But the flat buyers in Misty Trails refused to become victim like you. They came together. Formed group. Forced Suraj Raman Bhujbal to meet them. Not once but twice. When Bhujbal Brothers failed to fulfil its commitments - they decided to file FIR.
Filing FIR means - to record that Bhujbal Brothers is not doing his job for which he is paid for.
Police record of the deficiency in his service.
And official announcement of - The property will not tolerate it.
Public announcement of not remaining as a victim of Bhujbal Brothers.
All of them have decided to get possession of their flats. With or without Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company.
I am sure, the property buyers in other projects of Bhujbal Brothers will soon join them.
What about you? Are you ready to stand against your builder?
The site of Misty Trails, on Handewadi Road, Hadapsar, Pune - Photo Visit on 5th December 2015:
|Digital Layout Plan - Visit Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company - Misty Trails - 1 BHK 2 BHK Budget Flats - Shops - Offices - Sr No 65 Handewadi Road - Near JSPM College - Hadapsar - Pune|
|C & D Buildings 5 Slbas - Foundation of B Building - Visit Site of Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company - Misty Trails|
|Foundation of B Building - Visit Site of Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company - Misty Trails|
|2 Slabs of A Building - Visit Site of Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company - Misty Trails|
|A Building - Visit Site of Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company - Misty Trails -|
|Shops in A Building & View of Visit Site of Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company - Misty Trails -|
|Cutting of Steel - Visit Site of Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company - Misty Trails -|
|Dinesh & Aparna at A Building - Visit Site of Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company - Misty Trails|
|Bhujbal Brothers Construction Company's One More Stalled Project - Forest Mist 2 BHK Flats - opposite Misty Trails -|
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