Noida (UP), Jan 31 (PTI) Directors of two private real estate firms were arrested on Thursday for non-payment of nearly Rs 4 crore of labour cess dues and those towards the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration said. Also Read - KHP vs SOP Dream11 Team Prediction Pakistan One Day Cup 2020-21: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa vs Southern Punjab at Karachi at 10:00 AM IST January 16 Saturday

The directors of IVR Prime IT Sez firm and PME Power Solution India were arrested in the afternoon by revenue officials in Dadri and Sadar tehsils of the district, the administration said. Also Read - APFC vs PRN1 Dream11 Team Prediction Nepal One Day Prime Minister's Cup 2021 Match 2: Captain, Vice-captain, Fantasy Tips, Probable XIs For Today's Armed Police Force Club vs Providence 1 at Kirtipur at 9:15 AM IST January 16 Saturday

“Recovery certificate (RC) was issued against IVR Prime IT Sez firm by RERA for recovery of outstanding dues worth Rs 3.04 crore. Based on the RC, action was taken and the firm’s director was arrested after it failed to remit the dues,” Dadri Sub-Divisional Magistrate (SDM) Anjani Kamar Singh said. Also Read - Cristiano Ronaldo Transfer News Update: Bianconeri Ready to Extend Juventus Star's Contract to be Extended by a Year

Director of PME Power Solution India was arrested by the revenue officials for not paying Rs 80.25 lakh in labour cess, SDM Sadar Rajpal Singh said.

According to procedure, the firms were served notices about 15 days ago, asking them to clear their dues or face action, the officials said.

“The action is part of a special drive initiated by district magistrate B N Singh to recover all pending dues,” Singh said.

According to officials, when RCs are issued against pending dues to any group or entity, it is given a 15-day notice to clear the dues. Action is initiated only after 15 days.

The RCs are first sent to the district administration, which is empowered by the law to take several actions, including the power to attach accounts and even the properties, to make the recovery from any defaulter, the officials said.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.