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Chintels MD Ashok Solomon Granted Bail in Paradiso Collapse Case, ET RealEstate


GURUGRAM: A CBI court on Friday granted bail to Chintels India CMD Ashok Solomon, contractor Bhayana’s project manager and three others who are among the eight accused in the case related to the vertical collapse of five floors at a Sector 109 society in the city last year.

Two women died after the floor of a flat’s living room at tower D caved in, triggering a collapse down to the first floor, at Chintels Paradiso in February 2022.

Gurgaon police initially filed an FIR and later constituted a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the case. The Haryana government subsequently transferred the case to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which registered an FIR in January this year.

The CBI court of special judicial magistrate Vinod Kumar in Panchkula had summoned all the eight accused to appear before it on Friday.

Observing that the five accused who were present in court were booked for bailable offences and they had cooperated with the investigation, the judge granted bail to Solomon, Bhayana Builders’ project manager Ashok Kumar, Chintels India GM (technical) Kuldeep Kaul, and Sanjay Trikha and Soumen Sarkar of consultant Piedmont Development.

The case will be taken up next on January 6. The court also directed CBI to issue fresh summons to the three accused who were not at the hearing on Friday.

Separately, Chintels India said on Friday that it will reopen its offer to the affected houseowners to either buy back the flats or reconstruct them.

  • Published On Dec 9, 2023 at 09:03 AM IST

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