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HC clears DDA allotments

delhi Updated: Nov 06, 2009 23:41 IST
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Delhi High Court on Friday cleared the decks for allotments of 5,238 flats under Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) 2008 housing scheme.

The allotments were on hold pending investigation into the alleged irregularities.

The court had on March 30 extracted an assurance from the DDA that they would freeze allotments till Delhi Police’s Economic Offences Wing (EOW) probe into the allegations of fraud was completed.

The EOW has now concluded that the software used for the draw of lots was not rigged and also ruled out any connivance of DDA’s serving employees.

The probe report submitted in the court also had the software report of the Government Examiner on Questionable Documents, Hyderabad and Centre for Development of Advanced Computing, Thiruvananthapuram.

Following this the court dismissed a petition filed by one Yash Katyal seeking cancellation of the draw and ordering fresh allotments. Katyal had also demanded an independent probe by a retired high court judge.

The alleged irregularities in the allotment of over 5,000 flats by the DDA surfaced in December last year. At least eight people have been arrested in connection with the case.

The irregularities came to light after a man who was allotted a flat in the draw of lots complained to the police that he had neither applied for a DDA flat nor had a PAN card.

Investigations have revealed that a group of people conspired to buy several flats in the names of those from reserved categories like Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes who were eligible for the flats but could not afford them.

The conspirators’ meant to sell off these flats later for huge profits.