New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) here on Friday exposed an alleged scam of Rs 28 crores in connection with the Air Force and Naval Housing Board (AFNHB). It has lodged an FIR against retired officials and private companies involved in the case. The investigative agency claimed to have recovered important documents during raids.

The residences of Air Vice Marshal (Retd) K K Sangar, the then Director General of the Board, Commander (Retd) P C Yadav, the then Deputy Director General of the Board, Wing Commander (Retd) V P Tandon, Director (Works) of the Board and Commander (Retd) Dariyao Singh, owner of Shree Ganesh Estate and Constructions were searched during the exercise.

It was in 1996 that AFNHB selected the New Delhi based private company for the construction of 300 dwelling farm units in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana for retired Air Force and Naval officers. The members of the board Sangar, Yadav and Tandon gave contract to Shree Ganesh Estate. The private company purchased the land at a higher market price.

According to the FIR, officials made a deal with the private firm without reviewing the land at Kabulpur in Hrayana and Motiput in Uttar Pradesh. As informed by senior CBI official the company neither developed the land plots nor constructed any house. Despite this the board made complete payment to the company.

The CBI alleged that the officers showed undue favours to the private body resulting in undue loss of Rs 28 crore to the board and corresponding gain to themselves.