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Bank, realtors under scanner

delhi Updated: Jan 04, 2009 23:56 IST
Vijaita Singh
Vijaita Singh
Hindustan Times
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The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has served notices on a leading bank and several property dealers to join in the investigation in connection with the alleged irregularities in allotment of flats.

“The investigations are underway,” said SBK Singh, Additional Commissioner of Police (EOW).

Officials of the bank and these property dealers would be questioned over the next few days.

“We are investigating how the documents that were used to avail of loans under the scheme (DDA’s housing scheme 2008) were forged,” said a police officer.

Police said no case had been registered so far, as the investigation was a long and tedious process.

“The complaint states that signatures on the application forms (for loans) had been forged. The people in whose name the loans were sought were living in Jhunjhunu district of Rajasthan. When contacted, they said they had never signed such documents. If that is the case, the banks had failed to carry out due diligence. We want to know whether bank officials connived in the crime,” said the officer.

Police will also probe the role of real estate agents notorious for such acts of forgery and land grabbing.

The people who were served notices also include the beneficiaries of the housing scheme.

On Saturday, the EOW interrogated a chartered accountant, who helped over 2,000 applicants fill up the forms for the scheme.