Delhi Police to probe MCD, DDA officials
A year after the Lalita Park building collapse, the crime branch of Delhi Police is now gearing up to probe the role of MCD and DDA. If found guilty, the officials of the civic bodies will be booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.delhi Updated: Nov 16, 2011 01:15 IST
A year after the Lalita Park building collapse, the crime branch of Delhi Police is now gearing up to probe the role of MCD and DDA. If found guilty, the officials of the civic bodies will be booked under the Prevention of Corruption Act.
The crime branch had already filed a chargesheet against the owner of the building, Amritpal Singh, but a supplementary chargesheet will be filed against the officials of Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Delhi Development Authority (DDA). "We have started probing the role of MCD and DDA officials after receiving direction from commission of inquiry. We will inquire whether the illegal construction had taken place in connivance with the officials," said a crime branch officer, requesting anonymity.
The crime branch has already asked MCD and DDA to provide list of officers who were posted in that area in the past 30 years. "It is a time taking process as we need to find out which officer was involved in helping the owner. Meanwhile, we have got the details of those five officers who were suspended by MCD at that time," the officer added.
MCD is also dong an internal inquiry but they are probing the illegal constriction in the zone.
Delhi Police, in its chargesheet filed in January, had said that the owner Amritpal Singh was responsible for the deaths. "Our claim was supported with scientific evidences and a report of IIT-Delhi. We charged him under Section 304 and Section 325 of IPC. Our investigation was watertight," the officer added.