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Four in ACB net over corruption in SRA scheme

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Mumbai, Sep 14 (UNI) Following the directive of the Sessions court, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) officials today raided the premises of BMC officials from R-Ward, Slum Redevelopment Authority (SRA) and builders and arrested four people for their alleged involvement in illegal distribution of flats under SRA scheme at Borivali in Western suburbs.

The action was taken after Additional Session Court Judge A V Potdar directed the ACB to probe into the irregularities in alloting flats under the SRA scheme as filed by complainant Ram Avatar Yadav in an affidavit before the court earlier.

He had stated that developers Prakash Gadiyal, Kiran Mahadik and Ranesh Bhandari under the banner of M/s Siddivinayak Construction Company, Mr Netaji Shinde Chairman of Sai Siddhi Housing Society, its Vice-Chairman Banjari Rawaskar, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, Executive Engineer of R-ward office, officers from SRA scheme were involved in making fake documents to allot flats to the persons who were not entitled for it. So far they have alloted 65 flats to people illegally, including two who had died long back, the complaint also said.

The accused have been booked u/s 13(1)(d) of Prevention of Corruption Act 1988, 465, 468, 471, 420 120(b) and 109(b) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). They will be produced in the court tomorrow, sources added. However, it is not yet known who the four arrested persons are.

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