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Another land fraud comes to light in Housing Board

chandigarh Updated: Oct 30, 2012 23:55 IST
Bhartesh Singh Thakur
Bhartesh Singh Thakur
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After illegal allotment of land in Housing Board Colony in Sector 11 and 12 of Panipat (II), another fraud of commercial land for four shops has come to light in the Housing Board.

Two officials have been indicted in the fresh inquiry - town planner Vibha Walia and estate manager RS Duggal.

The matter pertains to June 2011, when the allotments were made.

According to the inquiry, Walia initiated the allotment process at her own level and in collusion with Duggal allotted shop numbers 14, 15, 16 and 17 in Housing Board Colony in Devinagar, Panipat.

The shop numbers 14, 15 and 16 were allotted to Kaushalaya Devi and shop no. 17 was allotted to Ravinder Kumar.

Shop no. 14 was of 40.2 sq yard, shop no. 15 was of 42.4 sq yard, shop no. 16 was of 40.6 sq yard and shop no. 17 was of 38.8 sq yard.

The Housing Board is expected to file a police complaint with the Panchkula police soon in this regard for registration of FIR against erring officials and allottees.

The land, which was allotted, was technically required to be kept vacant as per planning. Though the allottees are yet to take the possession of land, they had paid the amount.

Walia has also been indicted in another inquiry for illegal allotments of 187 sq yards and 174 sq yards in Sector 11 and 12 of Panipat (II).

In this case, on the complaint of RS Kharb, chief administrator of the Housing Board, a case on the charge of cheating, forgery, destroying official documents and prevention of Corruption Act has been registered at the Sector-5 police station here against Vibha Walia, town planner, HL Chopra, assistant engineer, Des Raj, assistant sub-divisional engineer, estate managers Roshan Lal and Mahinder Singh and allottees Sham Lal and Manohar Lal.

In the FIR, the lapses on the part of executive engineer, Karnal, Jagminder Goyal, has also been mentioned.

The original letters written by Walia to estate managers for allotment have been missing from the record in the case.