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Commercial plots under scanner too

THE FOCUS is now on the role of engineers in connection with the multi-crore residential land scam, even as evidence has emerged indicating a similar rip-off in commercial plots under the Jankipuram housing scheme.

india Updated: Feb 02, 2006 00:36 IST

THE FOCUS is now on the role of engineers in connection with the multi-crore residential land scam, even as evidence has emerged indicating a similar rip-off in commercial plots under the Jankipuram housing scheme.

Meanwhile, LDA vice-chairman BB Singh issued an order to engineers in the enforcement section to ensure that all illegal constructions on green belt and park land (in the above said housing scheme) be removed immediately
In a letter to chief engineer DR Yadav, LDA secretary Vijay Yadav has asked him to identify the engineers who had signed on fake lease plans used in the real estate racket. According to sources, the role of seven engineers, including two executive and assistant engineers each and three junior engineers, who were looking after the housing scheme, has come under a cloud. “Their number, however, can rise as each lease plan is signed by three engineers, comprising an executive, an assistant and a junior engineer and we have 124 cases,” said an LDA official.

On the other hand, investigators have stumbled upon yet another fraudulent property transaction in Sector F of Jankipuram in the commercial segment of the housing scheme. They (investigators) now suspect that the remaining nine commercial plots in the same row too may have been procured by land-sharks in connivance with LDA staff using the same modus operandi.

“Give us just a couple of days more,” said an officer on condition of anonymity.

On Wednesday, staff in LDA's JC Bose Marg office in Lalbagh literally burnt the midnight oil preparing lengthy charge-sheets to be served on the 14 accused officials suspended by Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in this connection.

“The owners of 124 plots, who did not heed our notices earlier are now turning up in droves. Over 100 people have already flooded us with their property documents and we are now having difficulty in maintaining the record,” said under secretary DS Rathore, who conducted the inquiry into the scam.

First Published: Feb 02, 2006 00:36 IST