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Housing scam: Deepak Kumar to file PIL against DDA,Delhi Police

Deepak Kumar,the whistleblower in the multi-crore DDA Housing Scheme 2008 scam who later turned out to be one of the main accused in the case...

Written by Neeraj Chauhan | New Delhi |
March 18, 2009 12:25:27 am

Deepak Kumar,the whistleblower in the multi-crore DDA Housing Scheme 2008 scam who later turned out to be one of the main accused in the case,is going to file a PIL in the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking action against the Delhi Police and the DDA.

Jinendra Jain,Kumar’s counsel,said they will demand action against those who did not act on Kumar’s complaints before the DDA announced the result of the draw for 5,238 flats.

Kumar filed the first complaint with the police commissioner,DDA Commissioner (Housing) and the Paschim Vihar police station on October 31,informing them of the fraud. “We are not saying that any benefit should be given to Deepak but when he had filed a complaint,the draw could have been stopped if the DDA and the Delhi Police had acted earlier. It would not have led to the loss of crores for several lakh applicants,” Jain said.

Kumar was arrested by the Economic Offences Wing on January 11 for helping the other accused,Laxmi Narain Meena,Vijay Kumar and M L Gautam,a former DDA employee,in the fraud.

Jain alleged that if the authorities had acted on time the scam would not have taken place. “Deepak was arrested because somebody wanted to halt the investigations,” he alleged.

“Before the whole scam came to notice in December,Deepak had already filed complaints on October 31,November 5,November 10 and two more in December. But the police and DDA officials were not keen to take up his complaints. Now,we want action against those seven to eight officers who did not want this fraud to be investigated. We want to know why any action was not taken against the real beneficiaries,” Jain said.

Kumar had also complained that he was receiving threatening calls from two property dealers. Jain said he would be attaching all the complaints filed by Kumar to the PIL.

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