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SC to hear Jaypee home buyers plea on Thursday

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a plea of several aggrieved flat-buyers on Thursday, who had booked their dream home in several projects of Jaypee Infratech, against whom insolvency proceedings have started.

A bench comprising Chief Justice J S Khehar and Justice D Y Chandrachud said it will hear the plea of flat-buyers who alleged that they will neither get a home nor a refund of their hard earned money on account of being “unsecured creditors”.

“Around 32,000 buyers have booked their homes in 27 different housing projects of Jaypee Infratech and they are left in the lurch as the insolvency proceedings have been started against it,” senior advocate Ajit Sinha, appearing for 24 flat-buyers, said.

He said the financial interest of secured creditors will be safeguarded first in the insolvency proceedings and flat buyers, being unsecured creditors, would virtually get nothing.

The plea was filed by a flat buyer Chitra Sharma and 23 others seeking protection of their rights as flat buyer.

Hundreds of home buyers have been left in the lurch after the National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT), on August 10, admitted the IDBI Bank’s plea for initiating insolvency proceedings against the debt-ridden realty company for defaulting on a Rs 526-crore loan.

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