BJP alleges scam in regularisation of colonies

Delhi BJP stepped up heat on Delhi govt for alleged irregularities in distribution of provisional regularisation certificates to.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2011, 21:29 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhi BJP on Wednesday stepped up heat
on the city government for alleged irregularities in
distribution of provisional regularisation certificates to
certain "fictitious" unauthorised colonies, terming it as a
"huge land scam" and demanded a CBI probe into it.

The party accused the government of trying to regularise
several "non-existent" unauthorised colonies flouting norms to
benefit "land mafias".

"There are more than 50 such colonies which have received
provisional regularisation certificates but Delhi Development
Authority has issued notices to vacate them," Leader of
Opposition VK Malhotra said in a statement, demanding a probe
by CBI to expose the "big scam".

Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna as well as Chief Minister
Sheila Dikshit have already issued separate directives to
Urban Development department to conduct investigation into the
allegations but the senior BJP leader said the party will not
relent unless a CBI probe was ordered.

According to complaints filed before the Lokayukta
Justice Manmohan Sarin, provisional regularisation
certificates were issued by Delhi government to certain
"non-existent" colonies which do not meet prescribed norms.

Delhi government had issued the certificates to 1,639
unauthorised colonies months before the assembly elections in
2008 and has now expedited the process to regularise them.

Slamming the government Delhi BJP president Vijender
Gupta alleged, "This is the biggest land bungling (case) in
Delhi till date" and claimed that several "high profile"
people were involved in it.

PTI