Enforcement Directorate raids former Congress MLA Baba Siddique’s Bombay residence in SRA scam

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids at the residence, companies and four other places related to former Congress MLA Baba Siddique here on Wednesday.

Published: 31st May 2017 08:29 PM  |   Last Updated: 31st May 2017 08:29 PM   |  A+A-

Baba Siddique (PTI)

By Express News Service

MUMBAI: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) conducted raids at the residence, companies and four other places related to former Congress MLA Baba Siddique here on Wednesday. The raids were conducted in connection with irregularities worth Rs 500 crore in a slum rehabilitation (SRA) project at Bandra Reclamation, ED officials said.
 
Siddiqui was MLA from the area and chairman of the state housing development board when the SRA project was awarded to his company that sold flats of over 2700 sq ft area to several big names, the officials said.
 
An Enforcement Case Information Report (ECIR) was recently filed in the case against Siddiqui, Rafique Qureshi, Najmuddin Mithiborwala of Siddiqui’s Pyramid Developers and three other companies and individuals.
 
The ED raided at least half a dozen places in the city in connection with the case after an FIR was filed against all of them by local Police.
 
The metropolitan magistrate’s court had asked police to investigate the case and file a report while hearing a complaint filed by local activists in 2012 about several alleged irregularities in the SRA project like forged documents to get more than one flat in the redeveloped buildings, overstepping several regulations related to CRZ and the FSI, etc.

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