FIRs against officials involved in registry of plots in illegal colonies: Haryana deputy CM
GURUGRAM: Now, government officials found involved in irregularities of registry of plots in unauthorised colonies won’t be let off with only suspension or departmental action. Criminal cases will be registered against them, deputy chief minister Dushyant Chautala said on Wednesday.
The government will also initiate a vigilance inquiry against such officials. “The divisional commissioner of Gurugram has been asked to investigate the role of officials in irregularities. As soon as I receive the report, strict and swift action will be taken, which won’t be limited to suspension. FIRs will be registered against the officials if they are found guilty,” said Chautala.
Officials from the municipal corporation and department of town and country planning also will be booked for their involvement, if there is any, in registry of plots in unauthorised colonies.
He said there were some loopholes in the registry process, which the property mafia, in connivance with government officials, was exploiting to execute registry of plots in areas notified as “controlled areas” under Section 7A of Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975.
“Registry was stopped to fix the loopholes, upgrade our system and complete the investigation,” the deputy CM said.
The excise and revenue department, both of which are fall under Chautala’s purview, are in controversy over the irregularities. “As and when irregularities came to my notice, immediate action was taken. I am working hard to bring meaningful changes,” he said.
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