DDA Scam update – property dealer arrested

May 24th, 2009  |  Published in General Awareness

ddaA property dealer was arrested in New Delhi in the DDA flat allotment fraud case with police claiming that he sold a dwelling procured using a proxy-applicant.

Vijay Verma, the property dealer, was arrested by Crime Branch’s Economic Offences Wing on Wednesday following his questioning and after “establishing” his role in the scam, Joint Commissioner (Crime) Amulya Patnaik said on Thursday.

“Verma was called for questioning yesterday after evidence cropped up against him. After his questioning, we decided to arrest him,” Patnaik said.

The property dealer allegedly allowed his premises to be used for filling up application forms for DDA flats.

He also allegedly helped “selling a flat obtained in the name of a proxy-applicant even before its possession was given to the applicant”, Patnaik said.

This is the eighth arrest in the case of a cartel of property dealers entering into a conspiracy to corner DDA flats reserved for SC/STs by fraudulently applying in the name of people belonging to these communities.

The DDA, on December 6, conducted a draw of lots for over 5,000 flats for which over 5.67 lakh people filed applications. Police registered a total of three FIRs after allegations of rigging were made in the draw.


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