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IAS officer convicted in Housing societies scam in Delhi

Friday, 6 December 2013 - 9:32pm IST | Agency: PTI

A senior IAS officer, who was earier posted as Registrer of Cooperative Societies, and four others have been convicted by a special CBI court here and sentenced to rigorous imprisonment for reviving a defunct society on the basis of forged documents.

The officer, along with four other persons, has been sentenced to rigorous imprisonment ranging from one year to 39 months by the Special Judge, Rohini Courts, CBI said in a statement today.

IAS officer Narayan Diwakar of 1986 batch, the then Registrar of Co-operative Societies, was sentenced to undergo rigorous imprisonment of 21 months while the then Assistant Registrar Yogi Raj, the then dealing assistant Niranjan Singh and the then inspector Faiz Mohammed will undergo one year each of rigorous imprisonment, the agency said.

"Four private persons Srichand, Anna Wankhede, Mohan Lal and Sushil Kumar Sharma will undergo three years and three months rigorous imprisonment for committing irregularities relating to a Group Housing Society case," it said.

CBI had registered a case in 2006 against Diwakar and others on the orders of Delhi High Court directing the agency to conduct an investigation in the matter relating to 135 cooperative Group Housing Societies.

It was alleged that during the year 2002-03, Diwakar and other officers of RCS had entered into a criminal conspiracy with one Srichand and other unidentified persons for reviving a defunct society, namely SIEMENS Co-operative Group Housing Society.

"In pursuance to the conspiracy, the private accused had submitted forged and false documents and officials of RCS, NCT of Delhi had recommended allotment of land to DDA on the basis of the said documents and thereby gave undue pecuniary advantage and favour to the private persons," the agency said. 

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