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Huda serves notice to serving colonel

gurgaon Updated: Jun 11, 2013 01:18 IST
Deevakar Anand
Deevakar Anand
Hindustan Times
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The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) on Monday issued a notice to a serving Army officer who had obtained several plots under a defence land allotment scheme by producing fake documents. Huda said it would cancel one of the allotments in Gurgaon and file an FIR against the tainted officer for forgery and cheating.

According to the notice issued by Estate Office–2 (a copy of which is with HT), Colonel Narendra Singh Yadav has been asked to appear before Huda officials on June 26 for a hearing along with a written reply, “failing which ex-parte action will be taken”.

Interestingly, as reported by HT on Sunday, Huda had served a similar order against him on February 7, 2011, but no further action was taken in this regard. In the meanwhile, the files pertaining to one of the plots — plot number 64 at Gurgaon’s Sector 38 — also got mysteriously burnt.

On March 18 this year, replying to an RTI query on the status of the implementation of the order, the Estate Office claimed that necessary action couldn’t be taken due to non-availability of the file. In an earlier RTI reply on August 14, 2012, Huda had said the file was burnt during ‘a mob violence’ on June 7, 2011. This suggests that certain Huda officials were acting hand in glove with the armyman.

Huda documents reveal that the officer got three plots — one each in Gurgaon, Faridabad and Rohtak between 1997 and 2000.

HT on June 7 reported that several serving and retired officials had allegedly forged affidavits to acquire as many as 12 residential plots each.