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Bangalore Development Authority official involved in forging plot allotment letters

Bangalore Development Authority official involved in forging plot allotment letters
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Bangalore Development Authority official involved in forging plot allotment letters  

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Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) on Friday raided an office on Cunningham Road and busted a fake document racket being run by its own senior official.

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Bengaluru: Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) on Friday raided an office on Cunningham Road and busted a fake document racket being run by its own senior official.

The accused identified as deputy secretary in BDA Shive Gowda and broker Inder Kumar were allegedly making fake letters of allotment of house plots and selling them to the people.

According to reports, the office located on the fourth floor of Prestige Point, Cunningham Road was owned by Inder Kumar, where the raids began at 12 noon. BDA officials claim that BDA employees Kamallamma, Sampath Kumar and Pavithra were also involved in the racket.

Speaking to The Hans India, Superintendent of Police, BDA Task Force, Shivakumar Gunare, said, "We have received a complaint through our BDA commissioner along with a pen-drive and documents. We observed closely for some days to check the veracity of the complaint. Today, by 12 noon we carried out our investigation and later filed an FIR with the Seshadripuram police station under IPC Sections 409 and 468 for cheating. Police carried out the raids. Documents and other evidence are being collected."

The BDA Commissioner recently appealed to the public to be wary of fraudsters cheating people in the name of Akrama-Sakrama and Civic Amenity (CA) scheme using the Bangalore Development Authority's (BDA) name.

"We received a tip-off as well as a pen-drive with documents detailing the fraud being committed at this office. It was a parallel office being run by DS-3 Shiva Gowda and other BDA staffers. We conducted our own investigations for a fortnight and the raid was done today by police with our support. Four members from BDA were involved including one probationary officer," said BDA Commissioner H R Mahadeva.

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