An estate officer of Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) and two builders identified as Rishiraj and Vashisht Kumar Goyal have been arrested in accuse of property fraud.

The action was taken after a complaint received by the vigilance bureau against Rishiraj, the director of RR Foundation Engineering Pvt Ltd, and Mukesh Kumar Solanki in 2019.

A three-storey commercial building was allotted to  Rishiraj’s company in Sector 23-32A. Rishiraj paid only 10% of the cost, although he was required to pay 15% a month as per the rules. After a year, the allotment was canceled as Rishiraj failed to make the remaining payment. Also, found later that the builder didn’t have a company named RR Foundation in Gurgaon but had one such office at Delhi’s Barakhamba Road.

Rishiraj appealed in the consumer forum, for the reallocation of his company but the appeal was rejected because of discrepancies. Rishiraj transferred the commercial property to another builder, Goyal by executing power of attorney.

Since the allotment was canceled in 1998, Rishiraj didn’t have any ownership of the property as the transfer of property was illegal. Goyal pleaded in court in 2018 that the property was allotted to him. Estate officer Solanki reissued the re-allotment letter to the Goyal in June 2018 at the same rate as it was auctioned in 1997.

An FIR was Register against Goyal, Solanki, and Rishiraj under sections 409(criminal breach of trust by public servant),  418 (cheating with the knowledge that wrongful loss may ensue to person whose interest offender is bound to protect), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating), 120B (criminal conspiracy) 420 (cheating and dishonesty), and 467 (forgery) of the IPC and provisions of the Corruption Act, 1988.

The official said that the estate officer misused his power and issued an illegal re-allotment letter. The property was allotted at the same cost as it was auctioned 21 years ago. This caused a huge loss to the exchequer.

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