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Unauthorised colonies racket busted

india Updated: Mar 24, 2010 23:53 IST
HT Correspondent

A joint raid conducted by the Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG), the district administration and the police on Wednesday busted a racket involved in developing unauthorised colonies. Nine persons were arrested.

The officials said the developers, through a group of property dealers, were selling the plots at the rate of Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 per square yard to gullible customers.

The 43 acres of land in question is located opposite the Maruti factory on the old Delhi road.

Officials said the market value of the land on which the plots were being carved out and sold was estimated to be around Rs 150 crore.

MCG Commissioner Rajesh Khullar, Deputy Commissioner Rajender Kataria, JCP Alok Mittal and other officers raided the illegal site, spread across 23 acres of land in front of the factory.

The accused, who tried to escape, were nabbed by the police.

The raiding squad recovered maps, site plans, agreement papers, receipt books, visiting cards and other documents from the possession of these persons.

After the operation, the raiding squad targeted another unauthorised developed colony where two more persons were arrested for illegally selling plots.

On being questioned, the duo said the 300 plots were sold on 20-acre farmland so far.

One of them also revealed that 15 property dealers were invo;ved in this racket.

MCG Commissioner Rajesh Khullar and Deputy Commissioner Rajender Kataria have ordered that an FIR be lodged against the arrested persons.