14 builders among 29 booked for undercutting stamp duty

GURUGRAM: On the route of an area court docket, a case was registered against 29 entities, including 14 builders, six tehsildars, 5 registry clerks and 4 laptop operators of the Manesar income workplace, for alleged irregularities in executing sale deeds of properties between 2009 and 2012.
The accused allegedly manipulated income data to scale back stamp accountability and brought about a lack of Rs five crore to the exchequer. As many as 53 sale deeds were done between 2009 and 2012 by means of allegedly charging 2% lower stamp accountability. It is said that round 700 such registries were executed in Gurugram. The total selection of such registries done around the state is 3,497. “It’s a large rip-off. Police will have to form an SIT to probe the case in a time-bound method,” said complainant Ramesh Kumar. The court docket had issued instructions on December 1 for registering the FIR on Kumar’s petition.

Kumar alleged the accused officers amassed huge amount of wealth by means of executing registries by means of lowering stamp accountability. “Instead of punishing them, the state govt promoted lots of the accused, who are now retaining important positions,” alleged Kumar, adding a separate probe is required for disproportionate assets of the accused officers.

He additionally alleged that the workplace of the Manesar sub-registrar, at the side of the registry clerk and laptop operators, in connivance with builders, manipulated the data. They did so by means of tampering with income data to turn the land, positioned in Sihi and Kherki Daula villages, outside MCG limits, thereby lowering stamp accountability from 7% to five%.


A grievance highlighting the irregularities was filed with the main accountant common in October 2013, following which the DCP (south) performed an inquiry and submitted a report back to the police commissioner in June 2016, agreeing with the accusation. In July 2016, the case was referred to the vigilance bureau, which filed a case prior to court docket in December 2017 beneath more than a few charges, including forgery and legal conspiracy and sections of the Prevention of Corruption Act. A spokesperson for one of the builders said the case relates to registries executed prior to 2010, when a brand new notification, expanding stamp accountability, came. “In 2016, we won stamp accountability deficiency notices which, when challenged, were put aside by means of the Gurugram deputy commissioner in April 2017,” the spokesperson said.


The case has been registered against 14 builders — Vatika Limited, Espo Developers, Marathon Promoters, Mendell Developers, Bendek Developers, Fermina Developers, Casper Developers, North Star, Blue Chip Apartments, Ninex Developers, Blue JejRealtek, Leela Lace Estate, Growmore Buildtech and Seriatim Land Housing. Several of these names are unknown, with many now not even having web sites. An anonymous supply said maximum are subsidiaries of 1-2 genuine corporations, registered offshore.


The accused tehsildars include — Hariom Attari, Pankaj Setia, Okay S Dhaka, Balraj Singh, Lalit Gupta and Ranvijay; registry clerks include — Jagmal, Vikas, Devinder, Ashok (1) and Ashok (2) and the pc operators are — Sunita, Robin, Sarabjeet and an unknown individual.


14 builders among 29 booked for undercutting stamp duty 14 builders among 29 booked for undercutting stamp duty Reviewed by kailash soni on December 07, 2018 Rating: 5
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