The Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) administrator Praveen Kumar has ordered an inquiry into alleged violation in restoration of resumed Huda plots to people by estate officer Mukesh Solanki (EO-2) in April 2010 without approval of the senior authority.
The move comes in the wake of the chief administrator Huda, DPS Nagal, ordering a probe into the restoration of plots —not original plot holders — by estate officer Mukesh Solanki.
The two-member committee comprising Dharampal Bharadwaj, superintendent officer (Huda) and SS Gupta, accounts officer (Huda), will submit its report to Nagal.
Huda can start confiscating plots on a 30-day show-cause notice in case the defaulters fail to pay regular instalments.
As per Section 17 of the Huda Act, “The restoration of plots needs approval of the chief administrator and restoration of resumed plots can be done only through a fresh draw.”
The panel will find out how the EO-2 approved restoration of seven plots in Huda sectors without the Nagal’s approval. The panel will also identify the people and at what rates plots were given to them.
It is learnt that of the seven plots, one in Sector 39 was restored to a close relative of a senior Huda official. The person concerned was also not the original plot holder.
“The restoration of resumed Huda plots takes place on the basis of the general power of attorney," said a Huda official.
“If such a thing has happened, it will be treated as a criminal offence,” said Nagal.
“I will write to vigilance officials to step in and unearth this scam,” said Huda administrator Praveen Kumar.