Ex-CEC Quraishi in list of those allotted multiple HUDA plots

After probe, HUDA gives list to HC.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: May 31, 2014 2:00 am

The Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA), which is conducting a probe into multiple allotment of plots under discretionary quota by the state government in coveted urban areas, has submitted a list of 36 such beneficiaries to the Punjab and Haryana High Court.

HUDA submitted the list to the high court, which is monitoring the probe, on Thursday. The list includes politicians as well as IAS and IPS officers. Prominent among them — the plots were allotted in late 1970s and early 1980s — are former CEC, S Y Quraishi, former MP Inder Singh Sheokand and former Haryana ministers Kharaiti Lal, Jagan Nath, Shanti Rathi. A few bureaucrats were also allotted such plots. All the names have been put up on HUDA’s website.

The list further includes former Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal’s nephew Dura Ram. He was allotted four plots in his, wife, son and daughter’s names in Panchkula, Hisar, Karnal and Faridabad. The beneficiaries also include the family of former President Shankar Dyal Sharma. One of the allottees, Nawang Thounup, has mentioned his residential address as “C/o 10-Janpath, Delhi” — the official residence of UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

On Thursday, Justice Daya Chaudhary made it clear that the court will not spare anybody, however prominent, if found guilty. He asked HUDA to hear these 36 beneficiaries before registering criminal cases against them.

The court also directed HUDA to file a reply on why the names of 56 alleged beneficiaries submitted by the complainant — S K Sharma, the whistleblower in the case — were not mentioned in the last affidavit submitted by HUDA Chief Administrator A K Singh. The court will next hear the case on July 10.

Sharma had submitted a list of people who were allegedly allotted multiple plots under discretionary quota fraudulently in areas like Panchkula, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Karnal. The petitioner in the case, Colonel Dharam Singh Yadav, had given a list of 36 people who were allotted such plots. On Thursday, HUDA confirmed all the 36 names.

While arguing the case, the petitioner’s counsel, Jasjit Singh Bedi, said that since some HUDA officials may be involved, it could not be expected to conduct a fair probe. The court observed that it will decide on how to complete the investigation in a stipulated frame time.

As of now, 402 FIRs have been registered on HUDA’s recommendations. HUDA had apprised the court that 408 people, belonging to 17 reserved categories, illegally obtained multiple allotments.

When contacted, Quraishi said: “It is not a case of multiple allotment. I got a plot in Faridabad, but then the area was not taking off. Thus, I applied for a plot in Panchkula. I was told that there was no availability and I should apply for a plot in Gurgaon. I did that. I applied for a loan to construct the house on the said plot in Gurgaon, but before that I was supposed to sell Faridabad plot, which I did.”

“I constructed a house in Gurgaon and am now living there. I have been asked to reply within 30 days. Since the case is over three decades old, I will have to find out old records and then reply,” he added.

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  1. V
    Jun 24, 2017 at 4:00 pm
    Fine move and decision by justice Daya Chaudhary. but nothing wrong happens without the involvement of notifying authority ,HUDA.so the officials there at different districts of HUDA made loads of cuts/ money by conniving with local property dealers ,how comes no wrong has happened after 2014. Because HUDA was hand in glove with property dealers who were agents with few corrupt officials of HUDA, In the end mark my words influential will go scot free...
    1. J
      jugal kishore
      Jun 4, 2014 at 7:09 am
      How that a 40 year old Bureacrat innocently scribe, that describe that he was nothing means of despotism,Govt. Link of renovate allotting land in name of Discretion. If immediate action aganist to them they will truth adherence. Single person how did the actual position of land garbing in India scenic- the panic situation. A mother sold his immediate born child in few Rupees because foster rest this spouse, that is perfect Against all of these culprit that punish if all these land m wealth and all things in National ets Bureau for deposit process made immediate. They have been raving all the every front national ets but we seek our eyes shutter down, there is a merely accidents. never Quareshi the 500 crore man but plot also wanting to serve of congress party. In Rajasthan previously congress party CM relative Mr. Prithvi Raj San IAS when he was posted at Bikaner arrounding 2 and more year that time he was umalated m of Rs. 500 crore and more only name of land converstion,allotment and various scam were made. Know he resting to cud. Only in Rajasthan lacs of cases keeping in behind of curtains, corruption in transfer, appointment.mines allotments,RPSC,Rajasthan Health university scam but till today they all in shuddering because any a step immediate if live them.