GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Urban Development
STARRED QUESTION NO 187
TO BE ANSWERED ON 16.07.2009
DDA Housing Scam No.
SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR
Will the Minister of URBAN DEVELOPMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) whether any headway has been made into the massive housing scam of the DDA during 2008;
(b) if so, the details thereof, including the role of existing and retired DDA employees, bank officials and others; and
(c) the status as on date?
THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF URBAN DEVELOPMENT
(SHRI SAUGATA ROY)
(a)to(c): A Statement is laid on the Table of the Sabha.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO RAJYA SABHA STARRED QUESTION NO.187 FOR 16.07.2009 REGARDING DDA HOUSING SCAM.
An internal Committee was constituted on 06.01.2009 by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to look into the whole process of allotment of flats and alleged irregularities under DDA Housing Scheme, 2008. The Committee was chaired by Finance Member, DDA with Deputy Chief Legal Adviser and Director (Vigilance) of DDA as Members. The Committee has submitted its Report on 19.02.2009 to DDA. The Committee inter-alia concluded that the whole process of scrutiny of applications, randomization as well as result of the draw does not suffer from any aberration and that the process is absolutely foolproof. No lapses have been found by the Committee in the whole process.
The Economic Offences Wing (EOW) of Delhi Police has registered a FIR case No. 02/09 dated 09.01.2009 u/s 419/420/467/468/471/201/120-B/34 IPC regarding alleged irregularities and is investigating the matter. EOW has informed that so far a total of 8 accused persons - 3 property dealers, 2 businessmen, 1 financier, 1 dismissed bank employee and 1 retired DDA employee have been arrested. The investigation has revealed that these accused persons had fraudulently filled the application forms in SC/ST and General Categories in the names of various applicants to corner maximum flats for their illegal gains.
Two charge sheets have been filed in the case against six accused in the court of law including one former employee of DDA. The third charge sheet is expected to be filed against the remaining two accused on or before 26.07.2009. Investigation is continuing to probe the role and involvement of other suspected persons and expert opinion on some exhibits sent for analysis is awaited. The EOW has also stated that investigation of the case is being conducted on a day-to-day basis to complete the investigation expeditiously.