SC issues notices in Gomti Nagar flat allotment case

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New Delhi, Nov 2 (UNI) The Supreme Court today issued notices to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav, Samajwadi Party General Secretary Amar Singh, Mulayam's brother Shivpal Singh Yadav and 30 others on a petition filed by the Uttar Pradesh government seeking cancellation of allotment of flats by the Mulayam Singh government in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, in 2005.

The notice was issued when the application was mentioned for early hearing.

A bench comprising Justices C K Thakker and Altamas Kabir issued notices after hearing the counsel for Uttar Pradesh government, headed by Mayawati, who contended that the allotments were illegal and were made from the discretionary quota of the Chief Minister only to Samajwadi Party leaders and their favourites, violating all the rules and regulations.

The Uttar Pradesh counsel prayed for permission to register criminal cases against the 28 allotees, the then Chief Minister Mulayam Singh, SP leader Amar Singh, who was the chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Development Corporation, Shivpal Singh Yadav and the then top officials of the Lucknow Development Authority, who were involved in the scandal of allotting flats in the posh Gomti Nagar colony at throwaway prices.

The inquiry conducted by the Lucknow Development Commissioner has found the allegations of 'nepotism and favouritism' true and the report, submitted to the state government, has recommended cancellation of the said allotments and appropriate action against those involved in the scandal.


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