The Rajasthan Police on Monday registered a case against former chief minister Vasundhara Raje and five others in the controversial allotment of land to the Deen Dayal Trust in Jaipur.
The trust headed by Raje was formed in 2004 and land was allotted to it even before it was registered. The Jaipur Development Authority had allotted over 6,400 square metres of land in 2005 for Rs 36.19 lakh against the market price of Rs 50 crore.
The allotment was cleared by a cabinet sub-committee headed by the then home minister Gulab Chand Kataria. Others named are former urban development and housing minister Pratap Singh Singhvi, former state BJP chief Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi, Jaipur Mayor Ashok Parnami and ex-chairman of the Rajasthan Housing Board Ajay Pal Singh.
Raje and the others have been accused of cheating, criminal breach of trust by a public servant, forgery and criminal conspiracy.
Prominent lawyer Suresh Sahni said the accused can be punished for a period from seven years to life imprisonment if found guilty.