NOIDA: Notices under section 111 of the CrPC to prevent the breach of peace and public tranquillity have been issued to 8 Ecovillage residents. A fine of Rs 1 lakh has also been imposed on them.
For the last 33 days, the residents of Ecovillage 1 have been sitting on a dharna against the builder outside the society gate, claiming a lack of amenities. Despite the notices, the residents said they would continue the protest.
A few days ago, five residents and the maintenance team of Ajnara Homes also received such notices over a similar demonstration.
“The police are supporting the builder. They want to lower our morale with such notices. It seems like unilateral action from their side. They wrote ‘sarkar banam residents (government versus residents)’ in the notice instead of taking the builder’s name,” said Sumit Gupta, a resident who got the notice.
“We have filed several complaints against the builder, but the police have taken no action against the builder. It seems they want to finish our dharna by hook or crook,” he added.
Since April 23, Ecovillage residents have been sitting in tents outside Gate 1, demanding better electrical infrastructure, lift audits, proper water drainage and a sewage treatment plant.
“The residents have been protesting peacefully for the last 33 days against Supertech for not providing basic facilities. We demand better electrical infrastructure, along with rates at par with NPCL for an increase in per kilowatt power load, drainage to avoid flooding during rain, etc.,” said Vijay Chauhan, another resident who got the notice.
Nitish Arora, the Supertech Group director handling the Ecovillage complex, said, “In the initial days of the protest, we had filed a police complaint in case things got worse. We have already done two meetings with them, but they are not ready to end this.”
The sub-district magistrate has issued the notices, and the police have delivered them. According to the police, the dispute between the builder and the protesters can cause a fight between the parties, and the notices aim to avoid any such conflict.
Published On May 27, 2023 at 09:14 AM IST
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