Thousands of city developers on Tuesday participated in a peace march organised by real estate developers’ body CREDAI as a mark of respect and solidarity to Maharashtra Chamber of Housing Industry (MCHI) Thane President Suraj Parmar who allegedly committed suicide.
Wearing black and white cloths and black bands, city developers marched from the guest house gate near Collector Office to Thane Municipal Corporation.
The developers protested with closure of offices, sites office, and construction work, registration, and brokers offices.
Highlighting issues such as endemic delays in getting approvals, deliberate delays in implementing government policy, the builder body also handed over a letter covering all the issues to (municipal) commissioner Sanjeev Jaiswal and requested authorities to look into Parmar’s suicide.
CREDAI and its members appealed to the TMC to develop an atmosphere of trust
Parmar, a director with the Cosmos Group and Thane unit president of MCHI, allegedly shot himself with his licensed gun on October 7, inside a sample flat of an under-construction building. Parmar left behind a 13-page suicide note in which he reportedly outlined the harassment from various government departments as well as the bribe that he had to pay repeatedly.
Suraj Parmar’s relatives, MCHI -CREDAI’s Dharmesh Jain, Ajay Aashar participated in the peace march among others.
On Monday, the Kasarvadavali police registered a case against unidentified corporators and some Thane Municipal corporation (TMC) officials.
Meanwhile, Parmar’s letter has been sent to a forensic lab for investigation and results are awaited.