Maradu flats: Raid in Chennai for Jain Housing owner Sandeep Mehta
Kochi: The crime branch on Friday raided the office of Jain Housing at Chennai in Tamil Nadu to arrest its managing director Sandeep Mehta.
The crime branch had earlier directed Sandeep Mehta to appear before it on Monday. Following this, the investigation team reached Chennai on Thursday afternoon and raided the office of Jain Housing on Friday noon.
However, It is learned that Mehta left Chennai after learning about the raid. The crime branch has intensified search operations in Kerala and other states for Mehta. At present, owners of the other builders in Maradu, including Sani Francis, owner of Holy Faith flats, are lodged in the Moovattupuzha sub jail.
Paul Raj, the owner of Alfa Ventures had stated that he would present himself before the Justice K Balakrishnan Nair committee to distribute the compensation to the flat owners. However, he did not appear before the committee. After he sought more time to appear before the panel, the court had prevented his arrest.
Meanwhile, a meeting by the Maradu compensation committee decided to provide compensation to 58 out of the 143 applicants. The committee informed that it received 125 fresh applications which took the total number of applications seeking compensation to 143. The remaining 85 applications will be considered on Tuesday.