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Kumar feared he might not get his share: EOW in court

Whistleblower Deepak Kumar was in the scam team from the very beginning,and along with co-accused Vijay Patanjali...

Whistleblower Deepak Kumar was in the scam team from the very beginning,and along with co-accused Vijay Patanjali,Suresh and Laxmi Narayan Meena drew up the elaborate plan to rig the DDA allotments,the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) has said.

In a remand application in court,the EOW has said Kumar knew the technicalities of the process,and was also “given leverage to make investments in the said conspiracy”. It is reported Kumar was “pampered” for his knowledge on how to procure loans easily as he had earlier worked with Barclays and Citibank.

The EOW also said Kumar approached activist Udit Raj — the complainant and the head of the Indian Justice Party — in a calculated move. The application stated Kumar fell out with the group because he feared he might be sidelined.

The remand applications says: “He has further revealed that after the closure of the scheme and before the draw of the scheme,he sensed… they may not allow him to take the benefit of the share which was to be reaped after the sale of the properties of the successful allottees.”

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Arrested on Sunday,Kumar and co-accused Suresh Kumar,were forwarded particulars of many ‘applicants’ belonging to the Meena community in Rajasthan.

After collecting these documents,they applied for the flats in Delhi. They also forged signatures on the forms and bank documents,the EOW has said.

Two days after the draw,Suresh informed the ‘applicants’ in Jhunjhunu that seven had been lucky. The villagers were reluctant to sign the papers,but were coerced into doing so.

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The EOW has also said Kumar is not cooperating in the investigation. His counsel Jinendra Jain has refuted these allegations. “Kumar knew it all at the initial stages but would not be part of it. That is why he told on the accused,” said Jain.

First published on: 13-01-2009 at 02:38:34 am
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