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DDA scam: Two remanded to police custody

delhi Updated: Jan 20, 2009 20:42 IST

A property dealer, who blew the lid off the DDA flat allotment scam, and another person were on Tuesday remanded to police custody by a court in New Delhi after a fresh case was registered during the probe into allegations of irregularities in the draw of lots.

Deepak Kumar, who was an alleged member of a cartel of property dealers planning to corner dwellings earmarked for the SC/STs, was sent to one-day police custody by Metropolitan Magistrate Sudhanshu Kaushik.

Another accused Dinesh, who was arrested on Tuesday from Dwarka here for allegedly forging papers to open a bank account, was sent to three-day police custody by the same court.

Both the accused were produced before the court by the Economic Offence Wing of the Delhi Police, which alleged that Dinesh had opened a bank account with Punjab and Sind Bank of Paschim Vihar branch here at the instance of Kumar with forged identity cards and documents.

"Dinesh had got the cheques of Rs 4.5 lakh prepared which were delivered to another Raju Ram on the direction of Kumar," the police alleged.

They sought a three-day custodial interrogation of both the accused on the ground that the duo, who acted in connivance and conspiracy, were to be confronted with each other to probe their motive.

Kumar, who was arrested on January 11, was produced after eight days police custody remand.

With the fresh arrest of accused Dinesh, the total number of persons, including a former DDA employee M L Gautam, who have been booked in the scam has gone up to five.

The police have registered two cases invoking charges of cheating, forgery, using forged documents as genuine against the accused.