Ghaziabad: The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has issued notice to Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat for violating housing construction rules.
Confirming the issuance of notice, GDA vice chairman Vijay Kumar Yadav said: "Yes, the notice has been issued for violation of housing construction rules.
"The basement was built on plot number GK 1/165, situated in Gyan Khand I in Indirapuram in excess of the parameters. The floor area has also been constructed in excess of parameters," he said.
"Notice has been served on Harish Rawat as the plot is in his name," he added.
Earlier, Ghaziabad police registered a criminal case against GDA clerks for forging documents to sell an already allotted plot of Rawat in Indirapuram.
Gulab Yadav, a property dealer, lodged a police complaint saying GDA clerk Vinay Kumar lured him to buy two plots in February 2010 and arranged a meeting with supervisor Chandra Pal and Virpal Raghav, who called three clerks Prashant Kumar, Rajendra and Mewa Lal.
They all assured him of providing two plots, and after some time, demanded Rs.25 lakh as the initial amount.
Yadav said he paid Rs.25 lakh to Mewa Lal, but they neither provided him the plots nor returned his money.
They later gave him an allotment letter signed by then GDA joint secretary Shambhu Nath and in the name of Vimal Chand Mitra, a resident of Nehru Nagar here.
GDA officer on special duty R.P. Pandey said he received a complaint in October 2013, and during investigation, found that the Indirapuram plot was in the name of Rawat, and that the allotment letter in the name of Mitra was a forged one.
A criminal case has been registered against the clerks.