Rs 600-crore land scam in Delhi: Transfer records fudged, CBI probe sought

In what could be one of the biggest land scams in the national Capital, at least three properties in south Delhi’s Asola village were sold at less than one-twentieth of their market rates.

Officials in Delhi allegedly fudged land records using fake court orders to transfer at least 30 acres of prime government property, worth over Rs 600 crore, to private individuals. In what could be one of the biggest land scams in the national Capital, at least three of these properties in south Delhi’s Asola village were then sold at less than one-twentieth of their market rates, according to papers accessed by Hindustan Times.

Uncovered over last year prompted Delhi’s Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal to ask the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to take up the case.

  • Officials also found a sale deed, dated May 19, 2015, which showed that Mahesh sold the land to an Amritsar resident, Raman Mehra, for Rs 1.42 crore.
  • Another sale deed, from April 2016, showed Mehra had sold the land to a Dwarka-based property dealer for Rs 2 crore.

According to an additional district magistrate’s inquiry report, no court order (144/RA/85, on which the transfer was made) exists. The ink used for making the entry on the KG appeared to be different from the ink used for other entries made in 1986, says the report.

Source:- Hindustan Times

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