Delhi govt to move court seeking action against Bassi in house row

  • PTI, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 09, 2015 10:59 IST
Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi addresses a press conference at Delhi Police headquarters in New Delhi. The vigilance probe found that Bassi had “illegally acquired” a flat in the ‘Lucky Home Cooperative’ society in Rohini. (PTI)

The Delhi government has decided to move court seeking action against Delhi police commissioner BS Bassi for allegedly violating rules in buying a flat in the city.

PTI reported quoting unnamed sources that the vigilance department will seek to file a petition in court along with its probe report seeking registration of an FIR against Bassi under section 200 of CrPC, which allows the government to approach the magistrate directly.

The vigilance probe found that Bassi had “illegally acquired” a flat in the ‘Lucky Home Cooperative’ society in Rohini.

The police commissioner has strongly denied any wrongdoing and hit out at the ruling Aam Aadmi Party for levelling “baseless allegations”.

Vigilance department conducted an inquiry and found out that wrongdoings were committed. The department will now submit the probe report to the court. The probe found Bassi guilty. The government will seek appropriate action against the police commissioner,” sources said on Tuesday.

The Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS), from which deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia sought details on the issue, also found an “illegal construction” in the flat which was later sold by Bassi to his brother Ravi. Sources said the municipal corporation will be asked to demolish the “unauthorised construction”.

This issue is set to worsen the divide between the Arvind Kejriwal government and the Delhi Police, which is controlled by the Centre.

During the winter session of the assembly, AAP MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj had alleged that Bassi got the flat by flouting rules and in collusion with officers of the registrar of cooperative societies and

the managing committee of the society.

Bassi, however, asserted that the property is “purely legitimate” and accused the AAP government of launching a “vicious propaganda”. The party has been upset over the arrest of some of its leaders by the Delhi police in corruption and cheating cases.

Bassi admitted enrolling himself as a member at the housing society in Rohini in 1989, following which he purchased a 980 square feet flat there for around Rs 2.30 lakh. For the purchase, he even claimed to have taken a departmental loan of Rs 2 lakh.

The commissioner said that he later sold the flat to his brother and there was no misappropriation with regard to evaluation of the property and stamp duty connected therewith.

After a few years, Bassi purchased a flat in a housing society at Greater Noida and claimed that he did not flout any norms. AAP had alleged that Bassi violated law while buying the second flat.

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