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CBI lodges case against DDA staff

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, May 08, 2013
First Published: 00:58 IST(8/5/2013) | Last Updated: 00:59 IST(8/5/2013)

The Central Bureau of Investigation has lodged a case against five Delhi Development Authority (DDA) senior officials, including retired officials, for allegedly fraudulently reviving defunct flat allotments to benefit property brokers.


The FIR names as accused DDA directors, SK Jain and OP Gupta and two former deputy directors Krishna Mehta and Mahavir Singh. Apart from DDA officials, the FIR also names other persons including property agents.

The flats, whose allotments were irregularly revived to benefit certain property brokers, were allotted in 2007-08 but had lapsed owing to "non-payment of payments by the allottees as per rules," said a CBI source.

"Instead of canceling such defunct allotments, the accused DDA officials had irregularly revived them to benefit property brokers," said the source. 

"The preliminary probe has shown that property brokers had contacted individuals whose allotments had become defunct and offered to make the payments on their behalf with the collusion of the accused DDA officials," the source added.

The flats were allocated in different parts of the city. The agency undertook searches in the city, Noida (Uttar Pradesh) and Gurgaon (Haryana) at the official and residential premises of the accused persons mentioned in the FIR.

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