A former assistant director with the Delhi Development Authority has been booked by the Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police for allegedly demanding bribes from those who had applied for allotment of plots after their jhuggis at Sawan Park in North-West Delhi were demolished in 2006.

The police received complaints from 77 people through an organisation named Hazards Centre alleging that ýMý.ýSý. ýChopraý, who was then posted at the ýPitampura office of the ýDDA, had demanded bribes to facilitate allotments. The complainants said their shanties were demolished in 2006, following which they were sent to Bawana for rehabilitation and resettlement.

They told the police that they then applied for land allotments and had also enclosed relevant documents, including identity proof, BPL card and demolition slips, with their applications. However, they alleged that Mr. Chopra demanded Rs.15,000 to Rs.35,000 per head. The complainants alleged since they could not pay the amounts, plots were not allotted to them.

Based on the complaint, the police have registered case under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

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