Housing scam: Ex-registrar to stand trialMay 7th, 2012 - 11:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) A special CBI court here has framed charges against ex-registrar of co-operative society (RCS) and alleged kingpin Narayan Diwakar alongwith five others for their involvement in Rs.4,000-crore Taj Co-operative Group Housing Scheme(CGHS) case.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Special Judge R.P. Pandey Saturday framed charges of cheating, forgery, criminal conspiracy and corruption against Ram Nath, Faiz Mohammed, former inspectors of the RCS, and Anna Wankhede and D.N. Sharma, officials of the defunct Taj Society.
The court was hearing a case lodged by the CBI July 29, 2005, in which it was alleged that accused Diwakar, in a criminal conspiracy along with five others, fraudulently and dishonestly revived the Taj CGHS on the basis of bogus and fake documents with the sole intention to get land allotted from the DDA at a cheaper rate.
“I find that a prima facie case to frame charge under section 120-B (criminal conspiracy) read with sections 420 (cheating), 468 (forgery) and 471 (using forged documents) of IPC and section 13 (2) read with 13(1)(d) (relating to criminal misconduct by a public servant) of the Prevention of Corruption Act is made out against accused Wankhede, Diwakar, Sharma, Ram Nath and Faiz Mohammed,” said Judge Pandey.
Meanwhile, the court discharged Srichand, a builder, after observing the probe agency did not give sufficient evidence against him.
The CBI alleged that the Taj housing society was set up in 1972 and wound up in 1979 by RCS, but Diwakar allegedly approved the proposal to revive it with the help of forged documents and signatures in connivance with other accused March 11, 2004.
It alleges that the builder mafia conspired with the RCS and exploited provisions of Delhi Co-operative Societies (DCS) Act which allows for the revival of wound-up societies.
During the course of investigation, the CBI found that 134 members out of a total strength of 135 were fictitious, the chargesheet said.
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