Club Forges Map to Get Building Approval

Office-bearers bifurcate the property to show that only 60 cents of the land was being developed, as the DTCP norms stipulate

Published: 01st November 2015 06:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st November 2015 06:13 AM   |  A+A-

COIMBATORE:The Central Crime Branch police registered a case against the former office-bearers of a private club in Race Course on Saturday for attempting to violate Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) norms.

Police registered cases against the men under sections 120b (criminal conspiracy), 465 (forgery), 466 (forgery of record of Court or of public register), 468 (forgery for purpose of cheating) and 471 (using as genuine a forged document or electronic record) of the IPC.

The complainant, who is a current member of the club, has alleged that the office-bearers had on June 20, 2006, forged a corporation bifurcation map, in a bid to gain approval for the construction of a building.

According to government norms, a developer, who is developing any property exceeding 60 cents, must handover 10 per cent of the total area under development as a reserve site to the corporation. But they bifurcated the property and had shown in the map, that only 60 cents of the land was being developed.

"The members falsely furnished 60 cents in sketch (map) as club property as against the four acres owned by them," said police investigating the case.

Inspector of Police (Cyber Crime Cell), S Muthumalai, who is heading the investigations, said that the police had compared the map forged by the club members with the original one. "We found anomalies in the map prepared by the members of the club, which point to a criminal offence. We are also currently investigating if the surveyor was also involved in the conspiracy," he said.

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