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File of 1990 assets case missing: HUDA estate officer tells court; seeks time

Guraya had moved an application on March 30 in a special CBI Court alleging that two people were involved in sale and purchase of a property which was attached by the court in a case of disproportionate assets dated 1990.

Claiming that a file pertaining to the sale of a plot,which was attached in a case of disproportionate assets against retired Colonel of Indian Armed Services B S Guraya,was misplaced,the estate officer of Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) on Thursday sought time from the court to submit a reply to the verification report of the CBI.

Guraya had moved an application on March 30 in a special CBI Court alleging that two people were involved in sale and purchase of a property which was attached by the court in a case of disproportionate assets dated 1990. A verification conducted by the CBI revealed that the property was transferred from the name of Jaswinder Mann,Guraya’s sister,to a person named Pawan Gulati.

The court had summoned HUDA Estate Officer Ashwini Sharma,Jaswinder Mann and Pawan Gulati,a resident of Panchkula,on April 1.

The HUDA estate officer on Thursday moved an application in court claiming that the allotment file of the plot in Sector 2 was missing. “The official concerned was directed to trace the file,but was unsuccessful,” the estate officer said.

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The officer added that failing to locate the file,a complaint was made to the Station House Officer of the Sector-5 Police Station,Panchkula,on April 18. An FIR has been lodged at the police station.

“Since the file cannot be traced,the circumstances under which the plot in question was transferred cannot be determined,as relevant facts cannot be brought to the court’s notice,” read the reply filed by the HUDA estate officer.

The officer has sought time to reply. Gulati,who also appeared in court on Thursday,sought time to reply. The court has adjourned the case to May 21.