Haryana BJP chief, INLD MLA among defaulters
The Punjab and Haryana high court was informed on Thursday that Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) had deliberately not disclosed to the court that Haryana BJP president Ram Bilas Sharma and INLD MLA from Punhana Mohammad Ilyas had been illegally allotted more than two discretionary quota plots.punjab Updated: Mar 14, 2014 11:24 IST
The Punjab and Haryana high court was informed on Thursday that Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) had deliberately not disclosed to the court that Haryana BJP president Ram Bilas Sharma and INLD MLA from Punhana Mohammad Ilyas had been illegally allotted more than two discretionary quota plots.
The court headed by justice Daya Chaudhary directed HUDA to display on its website names of all the allottees of the discretionary quota along with their addresses so that those who were allotted multiple plots could be found.
The court also directed it to inform the court on the next date of hearing on April 24 as to how many FIRs had been registered till date against multiple allottees.
The directions came from the court when senior advocate Jasjit Singh Bedi, appearing for petitioner colonel Dharam Singh Yadav, said though names of Sharma and Ilyas were there in the full-court judgment of the Punjab and Haryana high court in the ‘Anil Sabharwal’ case of 1997, the HUDA had informed the court about other multiple allottees except these two politicians on the earlier hearing. He also demanded that FIRs should be registered against all illegal allottees.
In his affidavit, HUDA chief administrator AK Singh informed the court that till date out of the total 40,828 allottees in reserved categories of discretionary quota, defence quota and general service reserve quota, 261 illegal multiple allottees had been identified across the state. Whereas in all 18-reserve categories, the number is 392 and the maximum 147 multiple allottees have been found under the defence quota.
AK Singh, who was present in the court, said, “We had put details of 56,800 allottees in 18 categories in public domain in January on our own. We will put the details along with addresses by Thursday evening.”
Also, on submission of Gurgaon-based complainant SK Sharma’s counsel, the court observed that just to avoid further litigation and safeguard public interest it would be advisable to display the disputed plots on HUDA website or in the newspapers before the next date of hearing.
9 NEW MULTIPLE ALLOTTEES
Of the nine new multiple allottees about whom HUDA informed the court on Thursday, Kala Devi who had given her address as ‘Teen Murti house outside compound New Delhi PM residence’ was allotted two plots in Gurgaon in 1986 and 1992. Harpal Singh, who had mentioned his address as All India Congress Committee office (24, Akbar Road) was allotted plots in Faridabad (1984) and Gurgaon (1995). Former Haryana Civil Services officer Rajiv Sharma was allotted plots in Panchkula and Karnal in 1981 and 1979.
First Published: Mar 14, 2014 11:23 IST