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Bhopal: Retired colonel complains against builder at public hearing

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BHOPAL: The district administration has instructed authority concerned to probe Srikrishna Infra Builders Private Limited which allegedly cheated many investors including retired colonel Sudeep Pandey. Col Pandey complained at the public hearing at collectorate against Srikrishna Infra Builders.

As per the complaint, Col Pandey had invested Rs 10 lakh for his housing project Krishna Heights on September 9, 2016 and as per the terms and condition, Srikrishna Heights had to return Rs 15 lakh after completion of the project.

Srikrishna Infra Builders director Amit Yadav had issued PDCs worth Rs 15 lakh dated March, 15, 2018. At the time of investment, the colonel was assured that money would be provided whenever he needed. But when he approached builder Amit Yadav on December 23, 2016, for some money, he assured the same by mid January, 2017. From January 16, 2017 to March 28, 2017, Col Pandey made many phones calls and sent SMSs but Amit never gave any satisfactory reply.


After repeated requests, Yadav issued two cheques each of Rs 5 lakh of Kotak Mahindra Bank, Kolar, dated March 3, 2017.  But these PDCs were dishonoured in the bank. The colonel then sent a legal notice to Amit Yadav, who making a counter move, later threatened and alleged that the colonel had fraudulently got PDCs and he never issued cheques. Yadav also sent legal notice through his advocate.

‘No ill-intention against Col Pandey’

Builder Amit Yadav said, “Within three months of investment, Col Pandey demanded the entire invested money. He had invested on September, 2016 and in December, 2016 he demanded back the entire amount. So it is not possible for any company to return the entire amount. Second, demonetisation compounded the problems and we faced liquidity crunch. Even though, I tried my level best to return the money, the colonel always threatened through phones and SMSs. Still I do not have any ill intention against him.”