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The Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Monday suspended two DANICS officials and recommended suspension of another for allegedly handing over land meant for Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) to a private individual.
The suspended officials are Navlendra Kumar Singh, who was earlier ADM, North and Amit Kumar Pamasi, SDM, Model Town.
Recommendations have been sent to the Ministry of Home Affairs for suspension of K C Surendra, ADM, North. Sources said along with the suspension, the case has been transferred to CBI for investigation.
The sources said Singh had allegedly passed an illegal order to hand over land acquired in a village for DUSIB to a private individual.
“After the transfer of Singh, the orders were implemented by Surendra and Pamasi,” said a source.
When contacted, Singh, currently posted as ADM (South/East), said he had not committed any illegal act. “It was a high court order and high court quashed the land acquisition, thereby making it obvious that land will be returned to the person from whom it was acquired. The person sent an application and we acted on it. We even passed an order that stated that the person will be able to take back the land but he has to return the compensation amount along with the interest paid on it. We have not been asked any questions before suspension,” Singh added.
Sources in the government said an inquiry was conducted in the matter and the chief secretary submitted a report to the LG.
“The action has been taken after the report was submitted by the chief secretary,” said a source.