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CBI files fresh FIR in housing scam

NEW DELHI: Giving an impetus to its ongoing investigations into the Rs.4,000-crore Co-operative Group Housing Scheme (CGHS) scam, the CBI has filed a fresh FIR against seven people, including the alleged kingpin and former official of Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) Narayan Diwakar.

Filing the FIR in a special court here last week, the agency said that a co-operative group housing society `Om CGHS Ltd' was allegedly revived in the year 1998, originally registered on August 23, 1982.

Apart from Diwakar, the FIR named Gopal Bisht, a dealing assistant in RCS office, J S Sharma, Assistant Registrar, M Kandaswamy, an assistant grade officer, Gokul Chand Aggarwal, a dealing assistant and two other private persons.

The FIR alleged that N Diwakar, while working and posted as a public servant, abused his official position to revive the Om CGHS Society.

He entered into an alleged criminal conspiracy with Gokul Chand Aggarwal and some private persons to revive the defunct society on the basis of fake and forged documents, the FIR said.

They also get the land allotted at a much lower price than the prevailing market rate, the FIR alleged. They forwarded the papers to Delhi Development Authority for allotment of the land, the CBI alleged in the FIR.

Saying that their only intention was to cause a ``huge pecuniary loss'' to the DDA and ``wrongful gain to themselves.'' - PTI

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