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6 more identified in DDA scam

The Economic Offences Wing has identified six more persons, including two agents working for a property dealer from Delhi, for their involvement in the alleged irregularities in the DDA housing scheme 2008, reports Vijaita Singh.

delhi Updated: Jan 11, 2009 00:01 IST
Vijaita Singh

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has identified six more persons, including two agents working for a property dealer from Delhi, for their involvement in the alleged irregularities in the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) housing scheme 2008.

The alleged irregularities were committed in the reserved category quota to grab flats under the scheme.

Laxmi Narayan Meena, a former bank employee and a local leader who was arrested on Friday from Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, has told the police that he had collected the information

of 177 villagers in lieu of money.

Police said Ratan Lal, another Jhunjhunu resident who helped Meena in gathering information about the villagers, has been made a “witness” in the case.

Out of the 177 applicants, seven won the draw of lots in Delhi under the reserved quota. Meena who was produced in a city court on Saturday has been sent to eight days police remand.

Meena told the police that he met the two agents from Delhi identified as Deepak and Suresh through one Nahar Singh, a resident of Jhunjhunu.

“Another local identified as Vinod is also said to be involved in the case,” said a senior police officer.

The villagers interrogated by the police told them that Meena, along with the two agents, had come to them in September 2008 and took their details.

Police said Meena used to keep a parallel set of documents of all the applicants with him. Some documents were seized from his house.

Raghubir Singh, a complainant in the case, told the police that after the draw of lots had been conducted, Meena came to his residence on December 19 and asked him to sign on certain documents.

“Singh was informed that he has bagged a flat in Delhi and needs to sign on the verification papers. When he refused, Meena forced him to sign,” said the officer.

Police said they were looking for more complainants in the case and they needed to take Meena back to Rajasthan for that.

“We have to verify the loan application papers that had been attached to the complainant’s application forms,” said the officer.