PANAJI: Following a court order, the crime branch attached four flats belonging to Bharat Developers and Realtors Private Limited which had constructed Ruby Residency, that collapsed, killing 31 persons in Cancona.
The crime branch also issued directions to the authorities concerned not to allow transfer or deed of sale of the properties. A police officer said that they have sent letters along with a copy of the court order to North and South district collectors, deputy collectors, mamlatdars, sub-registrar and directed them not to allow any construction and sale of the attached property.
The police officer said that they have also moved an application before the special court to attach a flat belonging to absconding accused Canacona municipal council (CMC) engineer Ashank Naik Gaunkar.
Crime branch also moved an application to attach the three vehicles belonging to the builders who are absconding in the case. The court had declared builders Pradip Singh Birring and Jagdeep Kumar Seghal as absconders.
The Margao special court on February 21, had directed the crime branch to attach 12 properties belonging to Bharat Developers and Realtors Private Limited valued at 17 crore.
The crime branch had moved an application before the special court to attach the properties of the company. Of the 12 properties, 10 are in Canacona and one each at Margao and Navelim.
The crime branch had earlier raided various places and seized documents. The investigating agency arrested additional collector North Deepak Desai, deputy collector Pradeep Naik, deputy town planner Prakash Bandodkar, Canacona deputy collector Prashant Shirodkar, CMC engineer Ajay Dessai and building contractor Vishwas Dessai.