Spotting skeletons in the DDA closet
Udit Raj, President, Indian Justice Party, claims he had alerted DDA officials about the scam in October, yet no action was taken.delhi Updated: Jan 06, 2009 00:27 IST
Udit Raj, President, Indian Justice Party, claims he had alerted DDA officials about the scam in October, yet no action was taken.
“Why did not they (DDA) look into the allegations about application forms bearing fictitious names? Now they want to scrutinise the forms of people who won the draw. They should have done this much earlier. We demand a CBI enquiry into the case,” said Raj.
He also claimed that a property dealer’s son — Pankaj Gupta — won three flats in the same building in Rohini and his father had filled 35 application forms.
However, when HT spoke to all the three Pankaj Guptas who had won the draw, they claimed they were genuine contenders.
“Even if all the three names are the same, we have different PAN numbers and different residential proofs. Having the same
name is not a crime,” said Pankaj Gupta, a resident of Rohini who won the draw.
Naharpur-based Pankaj Gupta said that, “If the DDA wants they should call all the allottees and conduct a personal verification rather than cancel the draw.”
Raj said that if the draw conducted by DDA was fair, how could the computer accept the applications bearing identical phone numbers?
He said he had filed a Right to Information (RTI) application on December 19 to know the names, addresses and telephone numbers of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe applicants who had applied for the DDA scheme, but was still to get a reply.
Raj alleged that a suspended DDA official was also part of the scam and his role should also be looked into. “I have come to know that members of the Central Information Commission are also involved in the scam,” he said.