DDA scam ‘whistle-blower’ taken to Rajasthan, police widen probe

January 13th, 2009 - 11:37 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) Delhi Police Tuesday took Deepak Kumar, who blew the lid off the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) alleged housing scam, to Rajasthan for further investigationsThe police said they are likely to include the general category of allottees along with the reserved ones in the ongoing probe.

Sleuths of Delhi Police’s elite Economic Offences Wing (EOW) took Kumar to Jhunjhunu carry forward the investigation in the case. Another arrested real estate dealer, Laxmi Narayan Meena, has already been taken there to ascertain the identity of some suspects.

Kumar was arrested Sunday for his alleged role in the irregularities in the allotment of 5,000 DDA flats in December.

The police said Kumar, a law graduate, went to Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan and along with Lakshmi Narayan Meena, a sacked bank employee who is in police custody till Jan 17, collected information of over 200 villagers.

The two allegedly passed the details to some west Delhi-based real estate agents. The agents applied for flats under the reserved category of SC/ST with fraudulently obtained details and on the basis of forged documents.

The villagers neither paid any money and nor were they aware of the applications.

“We are also planning to investigate if similar irregularities have been noticed in general category,” said a police official.

Meanwhile, the police officials continued searches in various parts of the capital for clues to the fraud.

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