Emaar India Limited, a subsidiary of world renowned global real estate company Emaar Properties, Dubai, recently cautioned public against dealing with MGF Group, its promoter Shravan Gupta, and associates, in respect of a land parcel in Okhla, Delhi. This land was valued at nearly INR 5 billion in 2008 and may be currently valued much higher.
Emaar has also issued a public notice to this effect. The public notice elaborates that Emaar has approached National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) alleging illegal conduct by Mr. Shravan Gupta and MGF Group, causing losses of properties and funds to Emaar India Limited (previously, Emaar MGF Land Limited).
Emaar, issued a statement, stating, “We were informed by credible sources that MGF was likely to deal with the Okhla land parcel. We wanted to caution the public against dealing with MGF Group, SSP Buildcon Private Limited, Mr. Shravan Gupta, Ms. Shilpa Gupta or any of their associates / related entities or persons. The notice pertains specifically to a land parcel of approximately 4.88 acres in Okhla, Mathura Road, New Delhi. This land was valued at nearly INR 5 billion in 2008 and may be much higher today.”
Emaar India was a joint venture between Dubai-based Emaar and Shravan Gupta’s MGF Developments Limited. Emaar Properties, one of the world’s leading real estate developers, entered the Indian real estate with one of the largest FDI in the real estate sector in 2005.
Once Emaar took management control of Emaar India, it found several unauthorised related party transactions prior to 2016. After investigating, Emaar proceeded with recourse to the necessary remedies available under Indian law. Emaar has sought to recover over INR 24 billion and interest from the relevant date of siphoning of funds or properties. The proceedings were filed in November 2019 before the NCLT Delhi.
Emaar said that “They have been informed that Mr Shravan Gupta and his family are since outside India and recently learned from a court order in an unrelated matter that he and his family are likely to take up citizenship of the Commonwealth of Dominica”.
Emaar will continue to pursue its remedies under Indian law. Emaar has faith in the Indian legal system and the judiciary and confident that the legal processes will catch up with MGF and Mr. Shravan Gupta.