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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