Controversy dogs DDA housing scheme
The Delhi Development Authority Housing Scheme 2008, under which 5,238 flats were up for grabs last month, has come under police scanner.delhi Updated: Jan 02, 2009 23:09 IST
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Housing Scheme 2008, under which 5,238 flats were up for grabs last month, has come under police scanner.
DDA conducted the draw of lots to these ready to move flats on December 16.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police is investigating a complaint where it has been alleged a “builder mafia” forged documents to avail loans from banks to buy flats under the housing scheme.
Police said they received a complaint 10 days before the draw was conducted, from an anonymous person.
“We received a complaint from a man who gave us details about some people who may have been involved in the scam. The complaint pertained to some builders who had taken loans from banks on forged papers to buy flats under the DDA scheme,” said SBK Singh, additional commissioner of police (EOW).
The police said they have asked the DDA to provide a list of all the allottees that won the draw and would scrutinise their records.
“We would be also checking the records of property dealers involved in land and building racket in the city,” said a senior police officer.
Meanwhile, DDA spokeswoman Neemo Dhar said, “The draw of lot were computerised and completely free and fair. As of now we have not received any complaint of irregularities.”
DDA had received 12.64 lakh application forms for the 5,238 flats.