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Revenue officials, builders booked for land fraud in Gurugram

IANS  |  Gurugram 

Fourteen builders, six sub registrars, including (DRO) of Gurugram, were booked by Police in for and cheating in land registration procedure, of government funds and misuse of power under Prevention of Corruption Act, police said on Thursday.

Those who have been booked under the same sections also included five registry clerks and four computer operators.

The case was registered following an order by one of Gurugram's

Realtor and thirteen other builders having registered office at in New Delhi's Nehru Place area were also the accused.

"Sub Registrars Hariom Attri, Pankaj Setia, K.S. Dhaka, Balraj Singh, and (joint Sub Registrar) then posted at tehsil and five registry clerks and four computer operators, including a woman employee, were booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and under Prevention of Corruption Act 1988," read the FIR.

is currently posted at Municipal Corporation of Gurugram's (MCG) DRO.

told IANS: "Since the matter is sub-judice and police is investigating the matter, revenue department will proceed further as per the outcome of case."

The court of 1st class (JMIC) Naveen Kumar on December 1 passed the order to file a criminal complaint against all the accused at Police Station.

All the accused, posted at Manesar tehsil between 2009 and 2013, committed the crime at the behest of the builders.

Ramesh Yadav, a Right To Information (RTI) activist and resident of Manesar village, approached the court after police did not register a First Information Report (FIR) even after an of Police accepted in his probe that the officials and builders were guilty under various sections of the IPC and the Prevention of Corruption Act.

The matter came to light after the accused registered various plots in Sihi village here in sector 83 and 84. "Builders and revenue officials showed the plots in Sihi village outside MCG during the land registration and after the registration, authorities again put the registered plot under the MCG jurisdiction," complainant Yadav said.

Sihi village falls under the jurisdiction of the MCG. "Registration fee under the MCG area was seven per cent while outside the MCG was five per cent. The accused did a scam of over Rs 5 crore 9 lakh," the complainant said.

"We demand an enquiry by Special Investigation Team (SIT) into the scam," Yadav, retired officer, told IANS.

"I have approached Gurugram of Rao fearing threat to me and my family," he said.

Yadav has been one of the key office bearer of 'Adhikar', a group of activists and whistle blowers.

"Our team members have been thrashed twice during the last one year for obtaining facts through RTI," complainant Yadav said.



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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:50 IST