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DDA scam: dealer sent to judicial custody

delhi Updated: Jan 21, 2009 21:08 IST

A Delhi court on Wednesday remanded a property dealer, who allegedly blew the lid off the DDA flat allotment scam, to judicial custody till January 31.

Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Digvinay Singh declined a plea of the Economic Offence Wing (EOW) of the Delhi Police seeking another three days' custody of accused Deepak Kumar for interrogation.

The EOW had sought Kumar's custody on the ground that they wanted to find out whether he had opened more than one bank account in conspiracy with co-accused.

Kumar was booked in a fresh case yesterday after it came to light that he had allegedly opened a bank account in association with Dinesh in Punjab and Sindh bank, Paschim Vihar.

The counsel for the accused opposed the plea of police stating that the accused had been in custody for nine days.

There was no legitimacy in the police demand as the accused was under their custody for nine days, his counsel submitted.

Taking the plea of defence counsel into consideration, the court said that the police can take the accused into custodial interrogation as and when any fresh disclosure of further forgery comes on record.

The counsel for Kumar also moved a bail plea before the court which is likely to be heard tomorrow. Kumar was arrested on January 11.

A total of five persons, including a former DDA employee ML Gautam, have been arrested in the scam for alleged offences of cheating, forgery, using forged documents as genuine and criminal conspiracy under Indian Penal Code.