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Haryana Home Secy Booked In Multi-Crore Land Scam

Chandigarh: The CBI has booked three senior former officials of the Chandigarh administration, including Krishna Mohan, an IAS officer who is now the home secretary of Haryana, in connection with irregularities in awarding a multi-crore
PTI October 06, 2010 13:41 IST
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Chandigarh: The CBI has booked three senior former officials of the Chandigarh administration, including Krishna Mohan, an IAS officer who is now the home secretary of Haryana, in connection with irregularities in awarding a multi-crore mega project — a theme-cum amusement park, reports Times of India.

Those named in the CBI FIR apart from Mohan, were the then adviser to the administrator Lalit Sharma and director, tourism, HCS Vivek Atray.

Also named was the management of real estate company Unitech.

Sharma has retired and Atray is now with a multinational consulting firm, KPMG. The FIR was registered by the anti-corruption branch of the CBI under section 420 (cheating), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence) and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and under section 31(D) of Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988.

 CBI zonal director, DIG Mahesh Aggarwal said that 73.65 acres of land in village Sarangpur was allotted to M/s Unitech Ltd in December 2006 for the project.

CBI sources said statements of all the accused have been recorded. The CBI had done a preliminary inquiry in this connection on January 19 this year. Earlier, Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) had conducted a probe and detected irregularities in the awarding this project to Unitech Ltd. The sources said that though the project was floated on public-private partnership (PPP) basis under a new mode of annual revenue sharing of 33 years, approval had also not been sought for the model while awarding the project to Unitech and it was in violation of lease rules.