THE Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and also stayed the arbitration proceedings initiated by the Delhi High Court against Amrapali group on his plea.
A bench of Justices U U Lalit and Bela M Trivedi noted that the interest of the Amrapali home buyers has to be secured and the erstwhile management of the Amrapali group cannot be expected to represent the cause of Amrapali in the arbitration proceedings.
It added, in these circumstances, an arrangement has to be arrived at, so that claims made by the homebuyers are satisfied and thereafter, the betterment of Amrapali can be looked into and secured. “We issue notices to two claimants of two arbitrations cases,” the bench said, as it stayed the arbitration proceedings before the High Court.
The top court was informed that there are two arbitrations before the High Court. One of the arbitration cases has been initiated by S T Constructions against Amrapali Princely Estate Private Ltd, where Justice B S Chauhan has been appointed as the arbitrator.
In other arbitration case, Dhoni against Amrapali Homes Projects Private Ltd, Justice Veena Birbal, a former High Court judge, has been appointed as sole arbitrator to adjudicate disputes between the parties.