A Delhi court on Thursday said there is prima facie evidence to put Narayan Diwakar, the alleged kingpin of Rs. 4000-crore co-operative group housing scheme (CGHS) scam, on trial in two separate cases registered by the CBI.
During framing of charges, Special CBI Judge Praveen Kumar said a "prima facie case is made out" in both cases. Charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating, forgery, using forged documents as genuine and corruption are made out against the accused, the judge said.
The CBI had lodged the two scam-related cases in 2005 and 2006 accusing Diwakar, former registrar co-operative society RK Srivastava and former deputy registrar PD Sharma of approving a proposal for revival of the societies with the help of forged documents and signatures in connivance with other accused.
The CBI had alleged that the accused, including members of two CGHS, had "fraudulently" revived the defunct housing societies "on the basis of forged and false documents" and "also successfully misrepresented the DDA and induced it to allot huge land on subsidised rates to the society".
The CBI had alleged that Avas Deep CGHS was put under liquidation on July 21, 1989, but Diwakar approved the proposal for its revival on December 16, 2003. Another CBI court has already framed charges against Diwakar and others in two other cases.
Cops file case of extortion
A 45-year-old builder has lodged a complaint at the Dwarka North police station claiming four assailants arrived at his office and demanded Rs. 50 lakh as extortion money for continuing his construction work at a particular site in Sector 12, Dwarka. Police have registered a case. HTC