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DDA identifies 3 more suspects

delhi Updated: Jan 08, 2009 23:18 IST
Vijaita Singh

The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has identified three South-Delhi based brothers for their involvement in the DDA (Delhi Development Authority) housing scam.

The police said the three brothers live in Khanpur and reportedly sent agents to different places in Rajasthan to gather information about Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe people.

When a police team visited their Khanpur residence, the brothers were not present. "A team visited their house in Delhi but did not find anyone. Their names cropped up when one of our teams visited Rajasthan," said a senior police officer.

The police said the three brothers deal in property and own factories in Jhunjhunu and Delhi. The brothers went to villages in Jhunjhunu along with their agents and allegedly asked the villagers to sign the application forms.

"They could provide vital leads," said the officer.

Meanwhile, a team of Delhi Police visited Pratappura, Ajanikala and Togdakalan villages in Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan late on Thursday night and took the statement of three villagers whose names and addresses were used by property dealers to fill the application forms for DDA's housing scheme.

The police said they were probing the role of a direct selling agent of a multinational bank who helped in processing the loan applications at the behest of property dealers. "We have got the details of the bank drafts and will now examine them to know the name of the person who provided the money," said the officer.

The police have collected the names of successful allottees from DDA office and are trying to find out who pumped in the money to procure loans against the application forms.

When Indian Justice Party president Udit Raj informed the DDA about the irregularities, he was informed the issue was out of their purview and it was for the banks concerned and Income Tax department to verify the documents.