Former DDA VC framed under corruption charges

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New Delhi, May 20 (UNI) A city court today framed corruption charges against former Delhi Development Authority Vice-Chairman Subhash Sharma and four others in a land scam case, for granting undue favours to an education society in the capital for monetary considerations.

Additional Sessions Judge I K Kochar framed the charges against the accused under various sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the Indian Penal Code, including that of criminal conspiracy.

Apart from Subhash Sharma the other accused named in the case are, Dharamveer Khattar (alleged middle man), Jagdish Chandra (former DDA Director, land), Ashok Kapoor (Sharma's private secretary) and Amrit Lal kapoor (director of the Modern Public School Education Society at Shalimar Bagh).

The case relates to the allotment of four acres of land to the Modern Public School Education Society at Shalimar Bagh by the DDA in 1985 for construction of a higher secondary school and a play ground.

According to the CBI, despite approval of the building passed in August, 1991, the society did not construct the building within stipulated period of two years and in this matter notice was also issued to the society by the DDA on November 18, 2002 which warned them of the cancellation of the lease.

The CBI further contended that the accused, however, criminally conspired to ensure that the lease was not cancelled and the composition fee not imposed on the society by the DDA. For this, the accused accepted the bribe of 2.50 lakhs from Amrit Lal Kapoor, the director of the Modern Public School Education society, through the middle man, Dharamveer Khattar.

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