Court gets many petitions over irregularities in DDA allotment

January 13th, 2009 - 9:13 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) The Delhi High Court is getting several public interest petitions from unsuccessful applicants of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)’s recent controversial draw for flats, demanding either cancellation or staying of the allocations.On Tuesday the court heard a petition from another unsuccessful applicant demanding a judicial inquiry into the Dec 16 draw and sought a detailed report on the alleged irregularities in the allotment of flats.

The DDA had Dec 16 held a draw to allot over 5,000 flats that was alleged to have been rigged.

Justice Hima Kohli, while hearing a petition by S.C. Jain, asked the housing authority to place before it a status report and slated the matter for March 3.

Jain pleaded that the matter should be investigated by a retired judge of the high court.

Justice Kohli had Monday taken up a similar matter, but had refused to stay the allotment of flats. She had issued notices to DDA directing it to file its response by March 16.

Petitioner Prem Chand alleged that the DDA had illegally allowed applicants under the Scheduled Caste (SC) category from other states to participate in the draw.

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