As many as 402 first information reports (FIRs) have been registered till date against those who fraudulently got allotment of multiple plots from Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) across the state.
However, there are a total number of 408 people from 17 reserve categories, who illegally obtained allotment of more than one plot, totalling 903, across the state. Highest number of 201 FIRs have been registered against defence personnel who have ille g al allotment of as many as 332 plots under the defence category.
The information was submitted to the Punjab and Haryana high court by AK Singh, HUDA’s chief administrator, on Thursday during the resumed hearing of a case.
At the same time, justice Daya Chaudhary directed the state gover nment to file a status report about the ongoing investigation in various cases of illegal multiple plot allotment scam across Haryana.
The court also directed the HUDA chief administrator to file a status report before the next date of hearing on May 29, about the progress of the probe into multiple allottees in reserve categories.
Justice Chaudhary also took a serious view of the fact that despite the assurance given to the court on the last date of hearing by the state advocate general Hawa Singh Hooda, security was not provided to the Gurgaon-based complainant in the case, namely SK Sharma. The court also directed the advocate general to remain present in the court on the next date of hearing after observing that the state counsel who appeared in the case on Thursday was not properly briefed by the counsel, who appeared in the last hearing.
Taking serious note of the submissions made by peti-tioner Dharam Singh Yadav’s senior counsel Jasjit Singh Bedi that HUDA officials were trying to save some people by not revealing their names, justice Chaudhary said, “Mr Walia (HUDA counsel) don’t compel the cour t to say something. There are people who you are not mentioning. Nobody is above law. Whether he or she is a supreme court judge, high court judge, politician or any IAS officer.”
Justice Chaudhary also expressed, “Some of the letters have been directly sent to the court in which many illegal plots have been mentioned which are not there in HUDA affidavits. But could not be placed on record.” The court, however, said that only the relevant details of the letter about the plots could be given to HUDA chief administrator for probe.
Senior advocate Bedi also submitted that he would like to submit details of some more illegal multiple plot allottees which HUDA officials have not told the court till date.