SC asks Amrapali home buyers to clear their dues, warns failure may result in cancellation of flats

The Supreme Court on Friday warned that the flat buyers of Amrapali Group who are not clearing their dues as per the payment plan should not be in any kind of delusion as their units can be cancelled and will be considered as unsold inventory.

A special bench of Justice U U Lalit and Ajay Rastogi observed that the home buyers are under the impression that the court is facilitating construction of their stalled flats and managing funds and they are at a convenience to pay their dues, whenever they like.

“They will have to strictly follow their payment plans else their unit will be cancelled and will be considered as unsold inventory,” the bench said.

The bench while referring to home buyers said, “It’s like you have been given lassi (buttermilk) and now you want malai (cream) on top of that”.

The top court remarks came after senior advocate R Venkataramani, appointed as court receiver submitted that some mistakes have been noticed in the list of 9,538 flats, which are unclaimed or booked on a fictitious name or are a benami property and is being corrected and the final list will be published in two-three days.

Advocate ML Lahoty, assisted by advocate Anchit Sripat appearing for home buyers, said that he had some discussions with officials of the NBCC recently in which they have said that if Rs 200 crores are made available to them, then the company would be in a position to handover around 2000-2500 flats situated in stalled projects of Amrapali Group by December, 2021.

Then the bench asked Lahoty, will all the home buyers especially of these 2000-2500 units be able to clear their dues by October 15 as per the payment plan.

The bench said that it can direct that if the home buyers fail to make payment of their dues their entitlement to the flats may be cancelled.

“Homebuyers want the flats but don’t want to pay the money. They just want the NBCC to construct the flats and hand over to them”, the bench observed.

The bench asked Venkataramani, that why there was such delay by home buyers to pay their dues and suggested that he should issue notice to the persons, who have not cleared their dues saying that if the payments are not paid, their allotments will be cancelled.

Venkataramani said that most of the home buyers are paying their dues as per the payment plan except for those whose payment is through bank loans, which have been stuck for one problem or other.

Mama Mia, Here They Go Again! 12 amazing facts about comeback ‘Kids’ ABBA

It is being seen by many as the music comeback of the year. Pop legends ABBA have finally announced that they will be releasing a new album, their first after almost 40 years — Visitors in 1981 was the last studio album from the group. The group had announced plans to have special performances through digital versions of how its members looked in the seventies (ABBAtars if you will). There had also been talk of some new songs, but now, there’s a whole album coming up. And if the band is to be believed, the magic has not left them.

“We’d see each other every now and then, but it was especially clear when we were in the studio for the first time for this album, together, because that was so strange and wonderful at the same time,” ABBA’s Björn Ulvaeus told Zane Lower on Apple Music about the group’s return to recording. “Everything came rushing back, like it was yesterday. This was a very familiar, normal situation we were in, the four of us. ‘Yeah. Okay. We’re recording,’ like it was yesterday. …I looked around and I looked into Agnetha’s eyes and Frida’s eyes and there was the same kind of feeling, the warmth and the friendship and the bonds, between us that, as you suddenly realize no one on earth has experienced this kind of relationship that we have because, thinking about it, it’s true, nobody else has.”

Well, only time will tell just how well the album, “The Voyage,” comes out (it is set for release on November 5). But as music lovers welcome back perhaps one of the greatest groups in the history of music, here’s a look at twelve amazing facts about them:

Guess who were the first people to get the chance to hear the four band members perform together? No, it was not an audience in a club, a studio or a stadium. The first folks who got to see them together were the United Nations soldiers stationed at Cyprus in 1970. The four artists had gone to Cyprus on a holiday and while they knew each other, they had never performed together. It is said that they started off by singing at the beach and then performed in front of the UN soldiers. Alas, no recording of that performance exists (no phone cameras around those days).