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Probe on into racket which duped buyers by forging CM`s sign

Last Updated: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 17:38

Mumbai: City police has initiated a probe
into a racket which allegedly duped prospective buyers
promising them subsidised flats through the CM`s quota after
forging the signatures of Chief Minister Ashok Chavan.

The police has spoken to suburban collector, who is
officially authorised to sanction the allotments, in this
regard and explained him how the buyers were duped.

"Although an FIR is yet to be lodged against the
fraudsters, the investigation has already begun," said a
senior police official, refusing to divulge further details.

The incident came to light after a few buyers, with
allotment letters bearing the CM`s signatures, approached the
Urban Development (UD) Department at Mantralaya in south
Mumbai recently, police said.

The CM has discretionary powers to allot flats to
deserving people and these are allotted through the quota
already handed over to the state by various entities,
including private builders in lieu of concessions availed by
them from the government.

These flats are then allotted to the deserving
applicants, who pay a small amount compared to the prevailing
market rate.

Bureau Report

First Published: Wednesday, September 30, 2009 - 17:38
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