Hi, I along with 50 of my colleagues have been cheated by a builder. The builder took bookings in year 2010 and in next one year collected around 20% of the cost of the flat from everybody by mis-representing the facts. The builder hasn't started construction till date in the proposed projects and was also not ready to sign agreement with us till year 2013. We have just receipts in our possession.
We all together lodged a police complaint by the end of year 2013 and the FIR was registered by the police in March 2014 under sec 420, 34. The builder went to sessions court for ABA and the same was rejected. Now the builder is appealing in High Court for ABA.
Now, we are planning to file recovery suit against the builder to claim our money back. My question is, whether we shall go for civil suit in High Court or shall apply individually in the Consumer Forum?