HC directs CBI to file report on DDA housing society scam

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New Delhi, Feb 11 (UNI) The Delhi High Court today directed the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to file its status report regarding the investigation conducted so far in the Delhi Developement Authority housing society scam.

A bench comprising Justices Manmohan Sarin and Veena Birbal directed the CBI to expedite the investigation and file the status report so that those societies not involved in the scam could be given clearance and allotment process of flats to the members of such societies could start.

The CBI standing counsel Harish Gulati sought two weeks time to file the status report. The Court fixed March 3 as the next date of hearing.

Thousands of society members, unaware of the scam, have been awaiting the allotment of their flats. They had invested their money and borrowed loans on which they have to pay heavy interest rates.

Mr Gulati said that initially, a total of 202 societies were booked in the scam out of which chargesheet had been filed against 137 societies. Investigation was being carried out in the remaining societies, about which the Court asked te CBI to file its report.

The scam came to light when some builders connived with the registrar of Co-operative Societies and DDA officials and took possesion of the defunct societies at lower prices and sold the flats at exhorbitant prices by transferring the membership of the flats in their names by forging the documents.

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