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Case registered against wives of IAS, IRS among 7 in land scam

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The police has registered FIR against seven people in a land scam following order from district . The accused include wives of one and an IRS officer, bank officials, values and others.

The allegations involve the accused acquiring land valued at Rs 30 crore for a mere Rs 7 crore. Among those implicated are Renu Chaudhary, spouse of IAS officer Virendra Kumar, and Sunita Deharia, the wife of a senior IRS officer currently stationed in Mumbai. IAS Virendra Kumar is a 2011 batch promotee IAS.

According to SHO Ashutosh Upadhyay, the complainant Aditya Bhatnagar is an owner of a private education institute. He had mortgaged his land to Bank of Baroda in 2010. The valuation of that land was Rs 13 crore at that time.
The instalments were not paid timely and in 2016 bank had declared it non performing asset (NPA). Later in 2021-22, bank auctioned the land to recover loan amount.

“That is where scam took place. Bank officials in connivance with the accused devalued the land price at Rs 7.5 crore when the market value of the land was Rs 30-31 crore to favour the buyers. The charges filed against the accused encompass Sections 406, 409, 420, and 120B of the Penal Code,” the SHO said.

The FIR has been registered against Renu Choudhary wife of IAS Virendra Kumar, Sunita Deharia wife of IRS officer posted in Mumbai, Bank of Baroda manager Rakesh Bhatia, Valuer Manoj Gupta, Recovery agent Abrar Ahmad, Sonu Pachauri, Sandeep Agrawal and Muskaan Gupta.

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