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6th suspect held in DDA housing scam

Suresh Kumar Meena,the sixth DDA housing scam suspect arrested by the Crime Branch,was on Friday remanded to seven days of police custody by a city court.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
March 21, 2009 12:21:25 am

Suresh Kumar Meena,the sixth DDA housing scam suspect arrested by the Crime Branch,was on Friday remanded to seven days of police custody by a city court.

Police said Meena,alias Surender Singh,was arrested from Dhaula Kuan area in Southwest Delhi by Economic Offences Wing sleuths of the Crime Branch following a tip-off that he would be leaving for Jhunjhunu on Thursday. He is said to a key financier in the housing scam.

Meena,absconding after a non-bailable warrent was issued against him in January,was the last of the accused identified in the scam,Crime Branch officers said. No documents were,however,found from his possession at the time of the arrest.

“Suresh Meena has been remanded in seven days’ police custody,” Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Amulya Patnaik today told the media. His arrest and interrogation will help us get more leads in the case,he added.

A city court had declared Meena a proclaimed offender on February 27,after he evaded a non-bailable warrant issued against him a month earlier.

Patnaik added that Meena had invested money and applied for the scheme under the reserved categories. He is said to be the link between Deepak Kumar and L N Meena,both of whom were arrested earlier,the police sources said.

When asked for a timeframe required to solve the case,Patnaik said the police were waiting for the results of exhibits that have been sent to Hyderabad for reports. On the questionnaire that was sent out to people who had applied for the scheme,Patnaik said,“Around 4,500 people have responded to the questionnaire so far. We will use a legal recourse against those who don’t respond.”

The DDA had held its draw of lots for the flats on December 6,2008.

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