Dwarka Special Court convicted Singh, former IAS of 1972 batch from AGMU cadre and the then Chairperson NDMC, in a case of fraudulently regularizing the unauthorized construction and granting of lodging house licence to M/s Centre Point, Kasturba Gandhi Marg.

The other former officers of the civic agency G S Thind, Medical Officer (Health), Dr R Pal, Chief Medical Officer and Raj Kumar Gupta, Sanitary Inspector were also sentenced to four years rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 25,000 each was imposed on them, CBI spokesperson said.
 
"N K Sharma, then Architect and Subhash Chandra Aggarwal, then Assistant Engineer, both of NDMC were also sentenced to undergo three years rigorous imprisonment with fine of Rs 25,000 each," the spokesperson said.

The agency said a case was registered by CBI on July 09, 2003 against Singh and others under charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and prevention of corruption act. "After investigation of the case, two charge sheets were filed. The first charge sheet was filed on June 30, 2006 against Smt P M Singh, Dr G S Thind, Dr R Pal, Raj Kumar Gupta of NDMC and a Private person for having entered into conspiracy with each other in the year 2002-03 for issuing an illegal Health/Lodging House licence dishonestly in the name of M/s Centre Point," it said.

The agency said license was issued on the basis of false and incorrect information by the said private person. "In the process, the public servants abused their official position and thereby, caused substantial undue pecuniary gains to the private person. The private person expired during the trial. The Special Judge, Dwarka, New Delhi found the accused guilty and convicted them," the agency said.

The second charge sheet was filed on September 28, 2006 under charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and prevention of corruption Act against Singh, Navinder Kumar Sharma, Subhash Chandra Aggarwal, then Chief Architect, NDMC and two private persons for entering into conspiracy with each other in the year 2002-03, a CBI statement said.

"The accused had shown gross undue favour to the said two private persons and caused undue pecuniary advantage by allowing regularization of a residential property which was illegally used as commercial property as a Hotel and without the said persons holding any legal title in respect of the said property. One private person expired during the trial," it said.

In this matter also, court found Singh, Sharma and Aggarwal guilty while acquitted the then Chief Architect and one private person.

(Agencies)

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