The report stated, “Between August 28, 2016, and December 31, 2019, a total of 891 residential properties in sectors 4 to 46 were sold on 50%, 30% and 20% basis to those outside the family of the original owner or shareholder. Out of 891 properties, the team carried out physical verification at 281.”
The report was submitted on the directions of the Supreme Court. The high court has now listed the case for September 20.
The SC had, on September 6, directed the Punjab and Haryana high court to adjudicate the dispute related to floor-wise sale of properties in the city at the earliest, preferably within two weeks. The SC had also asked the UT administration to submit survey report of properties within a week to the high court. Earlier, the apex court had stayed the directions of the high court related to survey of estate office properties, where there had been transfer of shares.
On July 27, the high court had directed the administration to carry out a sample survey of the estate office’s residential properties sold in the city between 2016 and December 31, 2019, on 50%, 30% and 20% basis to a person outside the family of the original owner or shareholder.
The court had directed the chief architect to conduct the survey within two weeks, fixing August 11 as the next date of hearing on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by the Sector 10 Residents’ Welfare Association on the raising of apartments from the debris of bungalows.
Thereafter, city resident Mamta Gupta had filed a special leave petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court. The division bench of Justice L Nageswara Rao and Justice Aniruddha Bose, in its order dated August 9, had issued a notice to the respondents.