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Three revenue officials ‘let touts work from their office’, suspended

Disciplinary action has been initiated against the sub-registrars of Geeta Colony, Preet Vihar and Kapashera.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: May 8, 2015 1:59:12 am
THE Delhi government on Thursday suspended three sub-registrars of the Revenue department based on recommendations made against them by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB). The Delhi government on Thursday suspended three sub-registrars of the Revenue department based on recommendations made against them by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB).

The Delhi government on Thursday suspended three sub-registrars of the Revenue department based on recommendations made against them by the Anti Corruption Branch (ACB).

Disciplinary action has also been initiated against the sub-registrars of Geeta Colony, Preet Vihar and Kapashera, after they were “put under surveillance following complaints of corruption”.

A statement issued by the Delhi government said, “It was found that agents/touts were unauthorisedly taking finger print impressions and signatures of sellers and purchasers on the registry papers outside registration offices despite clear rules that this work can only be done by officials authorised by the sub-registrar. Touts were also found present unauthorisedly beyond the reception rooms and were also found submitting registry papers themselves in connivance with the officials of the sub-registrar offices.”

The statement said the government has taken a “serious view” of the matter and placed under suspension these three officers. Further action will be decided after the submission of an inquiry report by the vigilance directorate.

A government official also said that action would be taken against other employees, “who were found to be in touch with touts”.

ACP Surender Singh Yadav of the anti-corruption bureau said, “We are under instructions (from the chief minister) to stall corrupt practices in an objective, transparent and fearless manner.”

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