The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission on Thursday issued a warrant against the secretary of Lucknow Development Authority. It directed the commissioner of police to ensure compliance of the order and presence of the LDA officer before the commission on October 13.
The order was issued in connection with a case in which LDA has allegedly not given possession of a housing unit to a buyer even 15 years after allotment.
According to the order, the matter has been pending for long and had even been heard by the Central Consumer Dispute Redressal Commission. It was also taken to high court which directed day to day hearing in 2018.
Since then, LDA officers have been given written and verbal assurance that work to provide relief to the complainant is taken up. However, nothing substantial has been done so far as LDA seeks more time each time citing one reason or another.
Complainant Mehboob Ali told TOI that he had purchased a housing unit for Rs 9 lakh in 2003 in Priyadarshini Colony constructed by LDA on Sitapur Road. However, he said, he has not been given possession so far.
Even after repeated attempts to know about the issues causing delay, the LDA secretary was not available for comments.