Role of 2 property dealers confirmed, say police
Police said they have almost ascertained the role of property dealers Suresh Meena and Vijay Kumar in the housing scam. “We are conducting raids and would arrest them soon,” said a senior officer, reports Vijaita Singh.delhi Updated: Jan 20, 2009 00:01 IST
Three more Delhi Development Authority officials are under the Economic Offences Wing’s (EOW) scanner in the housing scam. Police are also questioning bank officials of a multinational bank in Sector-9 Rohini from where the maximum number of application forms was processed.
Police is questioning three more persons — Amar Nath, Geet Ram and Pappu Dhaka — for their alleged role in the scam. Even a dhaba owner has been questioned.
The names cropped up during the interrogation of Mithan Lal Gautam, a retired DDA employee, and Deepak Kumar, the whistleblower who has been arrested.
Police said they have almost ascertained the role of property dealers Suresh Meena and Vijay Kumar in the housing scam. “We are conducting raids and would arrest them soon,” said a senior officer.
Police are also inquiring how the application forms of the nine successful allottees from Udaipur carried the same mobile phone number.
Gautam’s interrogation revealed that he belongs to Bulandshahr in UP and had used the name and details of his local contacts to fill the forms in lieu of Rs 1 lakh.
The Government Examiner of Questioned Documents at Hyderabad’s forensic laboratory has been asked to submit a report on the software used in DDA’s draw.
Meanwhile, another case of cheating and forgery was registered against Kumar after police found two forged PAN cards from his house.