UT deputy commissioner (DC) Mohammed Shayin has cancelled the allotment of five flats in Sector 49-based Young Dwellers Society and has asked the police to register an FIR against the allottees, who secured the flats by submitting false affidavits.
As per the laid down terms and conditions, a person applying for a flat should not have property in his name or in the name of his family members in the tricity. Spouse of all five persons, who were allotted flats, have properties in Chandigarh, Panchkula and SAS Nagar, which was confirmed from the records of Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA), Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) and UT estate office.
The fraud came to the light after a surprise check of society record was conducted by the DC. The accused have been identified as Kiran Sharma, Rekha Walia, Agya Ram, Amarjit Singh and Rajinder Singh Cheema.
During the checking, it came to light that Kiran Sharma was allotted flat number 54 whereas her husband SK Sharma already owned a house in Sector 12, Panchkula.
Rekha Walia secured flat number 66 in the society by concealing the fact that her husband KN Penta owned house in Sector 12 in Chandigarh.
Agya Ram submitted a false affidavit, hiding the fact that his wife Vinod Bala already owned a house in Sector 9, Panchkula. Similarly, wives of Amarjit Singh and Rajinder Singh Cheema also have properties in their name in SAS Nagar and Chandigarh, respectively.
Shayin said checking of records of other societies would also be carried out to identify allottees, who have purchased properties by submitting fake documents.