The one-man Zaidi Commission conducting a probe into the plot allotment procedure prevalent in development authorities over the years, has sought information on 24 points from the LDA.
The letter written by Justice (retired) RH Zaidi has created a flutter here in the civic agency, which is known to have hired the services of legal experts given the sensitive nature of the job involved.
This is because a PIL challenging the 28 out-of-turn allotment of plots done by the LDA in Vipul Khand of Gomti Nagar is already pending before the Supreme Court. “Though the Vipul Khand allotments are not in the purview of the inquiry, nonetheless, we have to tread with caution in this matter lest the information supplied by us is misused by vested interests,” pointed out an LDA official.
The development agency has sought time till November 15 from the Commission to furnish the information being sought by it. This means that the allottees waiting to get the registries of their properties executed would have to wait a little longer as almost all the property files with the LDA (around 40,000) are with the Commission.
Requesting that the records be returned at the earliest, LDA V-C BB Singh has drawn the attention of the Commission towards the inconvenience being faced by the allottees in their absence. The process of depositing property files with the Commission began on October 30 and by November 6, the LDA had submitted most of the records available with it to the probe panel. “We were assured that once all the files were made available they would be returned within 3-4 four days by the Commission, which would do a random check on them,” said an official.