Our Correspondent / NEW DELHI
The CBI has registered two separate FIRs in connection with the transfer of about 30 acres of prime government land, worth hundreds of crore, in South Delhi’s posh Saket area to private individuals through alleged tampering of records.
The cases relate to the alleged transfer of gram sabha land, under the control of the Delhi Government, in Asola village to private individuals in connivance with revenue department officials.
It is alleged that some officials of the revenue department tampered the land records to insert the name of Mahesh as the land owner (Bhumidar) of these government properties.
Mahesh later sold these properties to a woman, Raman Mehra, at prices which were alleged to be just a small fraction of the prevailing market rates.
After the scam surfaced, an inquiry was ordered by the office of Lt Governor Anil Baijal, who had recommended a CBI probe into the matter.