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Posted at: Nov 7, 2019, 6:26 AM; last updated: Nov 7, 2019, 6:29 AM (IST)

Ex-SDM among 3 held for Rs 240-cr land fraud

Ex-SDM among 3 held for  Rs 240-cr land fraud

New Delhi, November 6

A former SDM and two revenue officials were arrested here on Wednesday by the Delhi government's anti-corruption branch in a Rs 240 crore land fraud case.

The trio had in 2018 had allegedly transferred a piece of government land, measuring around 35,000 sq yards, in West Delhi's Tatarpur village to private parties, the branch's officials said.

Those arrested are former sub-divisional magistrate Ramesh Kumar, the then tehsildar Surender Kumar and a revenue official Manjeet Singh, a senior officer of the anti-corruption branch (ACB) said.

The SDM had taken voluntary retirement in July 2018, a month after the inquiry was initiated, he said.

"The arrests were made after collecting sufficient evidence. Further investigation of this case is in progress to unearth the larger conspiracy with regard to misappropriation of government land," the officer said .

According to the ACB, portions of the land belonged to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) and the Delhi Metro Rail. — PTI

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