Former DDA officials charged under corruption act

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New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) A CBI court today framed charges against former chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Subhash Sharma and eight others in a five-year-old case pertaining to favouring a construction firm.

CBI Special Judge I K Kochhar said on April 26, that there are prima facie evidences against all the nine accused and they would be charged under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

Besides Sharma , three former DDA commissioners Anand Mohan Sharan, Vijay Risdud and Jagdish Chandra and alleged middlemen Dharamveer Khattar, Ajay Khanna of the construction firm and Raveendar Taneja, G R Gogia and Mukesh Saini were charged under the Act for hatching a criminal conspiracy and taking bribe to extend benefits to the company.

According to the CBI, DDA officials entered into a criminal conspiracy with other accused through middleman Khattar for allowing the company to use the floor area ratio of 300 sq ft instead of 139 sq ft in a project.

The accused officials, who were to get a bribe of Rs 1.10 crore from the construction firm, had charged less than the prevailing market rates to the company, the probing agency has alleged in its chargesheet.


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