A CBI court in Delhi has put on trial Narayan Diwakar the mastermind of the several thousand crore cooperative group housing society scam and some others on charges of criminal conspiracy, cheating and forgery.
Mr Diwakar a former registrar of the Avas Deep Cooperative Group Housing Society and his associates had revived the dead cooperative housing societies using forged papers and documents.
There are allegations that they made a representation to the DDA on the basis of forged papers and got a huge amount of land allotted to their fake housing society.
According to the CBI judge, a prima facie case is made out against them.
A source familiar with the housing scene in the cooperative sector says such frauds are legion and there is a need to remove the abominable filth.