New Delhi, 19 Mar : One Asstt. Engineer (AE) and one Junior Engineer (JE), Delhi Development Authority (DDA) were caught red handed yesterday while demanding and accepting an illegal gratification of Rs. one lakh (as first instalment of the total agreed illegal gratification of Rs. five lakhs) from the complainant in their office at Vikas Sadan, INA, New Delhi. Out of the said one lakh, accused JE accepted a bribe of Rs. 50,000/- and the other accused AE accepted the remaining bribe of Rs. 50,000/- from the complainant. The money was recovered from their possession in the presence of independent witnesses. Both the accused were arrested on the spot.
Complainant is one of the share holders as well as an authorised signatory of a real estate firm. Being in Sale, Purchase, Construction and Developing of properties in Delhi, the said company had purchased three commercial plots in Service Centre, Sector-9, Dwarka, Delhi, from DDA on auction in the month of January, 2007. The complainant had submitted the required documents with DDA for approval/sanction of building plans/drawings in respect of said commercial plots on 31.07.2008.
Complainant alleged that the accused AE and JE, Building (C&I) Division, DDA, Vikas Sadan, INA, New Delhi demanded a bribe of Rs. five lakhs from the complainant for processing the said documents/files for approval/sanction of building plans/drawings in respect of the said commerical plots
The accused were produced before the Special Judge, Patiala House Courts, New Delhi, today and remanded to custody.