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Govt for CBI probe in land scam

lucknow Updated: May 28, 2007 20:59 IST
Umesh Raghuvanshi

The state government on Monday decided to recommend a CBI probe into irregularities in allotment of prime plots in Noida during the Mulayam Government's tenure in 2005.

"We are sending the recommendation for a CBI probe," said Principal Secretary Home K Chandamauli, adding that large-scale irregularities had been reported in the draw held at Noida on July 2, 2005.

Allotments had benefited VVIPs, ministers, MLAs, bureaucrats, senior police officers and some senior members of the judiciary. The State Government had shifted the chairman and Noida CEO Dev Dutt after the scam surfaced.

The Allahabad High Court had quashed all the allotments and the Noida later went to Supreme Court against the High Court order.

Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibbal had also raised the issue during the recently concluded assembly election

Earlier, the Mulayam government had appointed a one-man judicial inquiry commission to probe the irregularities in the draw.

Noida had cancelled allotment on July 4, 2005 for 'technical reasons' following complaints of irregularities and vociferous protests by applicants.

Noida had identified 1250 leftover residential plots for the purpose of allotment in 2004. It had received 1,66,801 applications for the scheme.