Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB) has sent a list of its allottees to the police for producing fake documents.
Around 10 allottees were found to have faked documents or posed as beneficiaries or impersonated relatives for tsunami rehabilitation tenements at Nochi Nagar fishing hamlet.
About 600 houses being constructed by the slum board, each costing Rs. 7 lakh, are nearing completion. TNSCB has also written to the Chennai Corporation for verification and removal of double entries in the voters list.
“We have cross-checked 379 complaint petitions and cancelled the allotments of 58 persons. According to selection criteria, the beneficiaries must have been residents of the area before January 1, 2005 and also, married. They should also possess a ration card or voter ID card. However in 42 cases, the allottees were not married before the said date and another three allottees are still unmarried. Four persons had double allotment. One man tried to get houses for his two wives using two voters ID cards. There were also two cases of siblings trying to prove they were married,” an official said.
Meanwhile, members of Nochi Kuppam Meenavargal Vaazhurimai Kuzhu, on Thursday, submitted a petition to the police commissioner seeking action against some TNSCB officials for allegedly “selling tenements to persons who are not residents”.
“We don’t want to live in houses that may collapse any moment. In 1971, there were 600-odd families here but that number has grown to 1,100 now. We want the slum board to set up a committee to identify beneficiaries,” said I.C. Parthiban, a resident.