Cheating done by Construction contractor
I have agreement for construction of building with construction contractor BT Sajan Gowda. Initially work has been carried out as per schedule & payment has been made by me in line with agreement. After completing 80% of the work, contractor asked me to pay advance for Wooden materials, electrical, plumbing & painting activities together. I did not agree to pay intilally & work got held up for almost 1 month. In order to speed up the work, i paid amount of 4.2 lakhs in installments to speed up the work.
Total amount given to contractor is 38.85 laks against total payable amount of 41.36 Lakhs.
After receiving this amount, contractor is absconding & was not reachable. After few days, when i got him on his mobile, he says he has lost money & not interested in continuing with construction activity & has also shifted his residence which i need to trace now. I have bank account details with that i need to trace him. When i approached police to lodge complaint, they said you resolve the issue outside amicably.
Now how can i claim back excess amount of around 4.2 lakhs paid by me , so that i can complete the pending work & on a later date contractor should not cliam balance money for the balance work which he has not done.
In addition to this, he is constructing house in attibele in Bangalore, i like to forewarn the person who is getting house constructed as this contractor will surely cheat that person as well. How do we blacklist such contractors & ensure that they dont cheat others & create awareness to other consumers.
Also kindly guide me on how to file police compliant & against which section should i get the complaint lodged.
Asked 3 years ago in Property Law from Bangalore, Karnataka