Ex-DDA official held for seeking bribe to resettle slum dwellers

by Paul Joseph on March 16, 2013 · 0 comments

After at least 77 people filed complaints alleging that they had had been asked to pay bribe by a senior official of Delhi Development Authority (DDA), a former assistant director of the agency was arrested under the Prevention of Corruption Act. Police said in 2006, the jhuggis of 77 people in Pitampura were demolished by the agency, and M C Chopra was then the assistant director, DDA. The residents were to be rehabilitated to Bawana, Outer Delhi. The complaints allege that when the residents met Chopra, he demanded Rs 10,000 to Rs 35,000 as bribe from each of the them to hand out ownership of plots in Bawana. The complainants

[via India Properties – Real Estate India – Indian Property News Site]

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