Non-bailable warrants against two in DDA allotment scamJanuary 28th, 2009 - 9:26 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 28 (IANS) A city court Wednesday issued non-bailable warrants (NBWs) against Suresh Kumar Meena and Vijay Kumar, both associates of whistleblower Deepak Kumar, who are alleged to have funded the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flat allotment scam. Meena and Vijay Kumar have been absconding since irregularities in the allotment of flats came to notice last month.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police, which is probing the scam, alleged that Meena had sold a flat in Rohini for Rs.3 million to get funds.
The Hyderabad-based Central Forensic Science Laboratory, helping the investigation, has meanwhile sought the computer server and the original copy of the software used for the Dec 16 draw of lots to select 5,000-odd applicants out of tens of thousands who had applied.
Delhi Police are also scanning call details of 18 people named by mastermind M.L. Gautam, a former DDA official, who has been arrested.
The EOW has taken six people in custody for their alleged involvement.
Delhi Police started investigations after a man, who was allotted a flat in the draw, told them that he had neither applied for a flat nor had a permanent account number (PAN) card needed for application.
Deepak Kumar allegedly blew the lid off the scam after he fell out with some fellow real estate agents, property dealer Raju Ram and Laxmi Narayan Meena who are among those arrested.