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Govt to seek court approval to take control of realty major Unitech: Report

NCLT is scheduled to hear the government's plea to take control of Unitech on Friday

BS Web Team  |  New Delhi 

SC directs real estate firm Unitech to pay back investors Rs 15 crore

The corporate affairs ministry has moved the bankruptcy court to take management control of realty major on grounds of mismanagement and diversion of funds, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

Unitech’s Managing Director Sanjay Chandra was arrested in April 2017 following a complaint by home buyers who weren’t given possession of their flats. had yet to deliver possession of 16,299 flats worth Rs 7,816 crore to investors. 

The Supreme Court denied Chandra bail until the company deposited funds with it to protect the interests of such buyers.

According to Bloomberg, the ministry of corporate affairs has not only sought  suspension of Unitech’s existing board and its chief financial officer in a petition filed with the National Company Law Tribunal, but it also wants to  replace the board with 10 of its own nominee directors in the interim.

First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 11:36 IST
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