DELAY OVER FLAT - CCI to reply on DDA plea to stay probe

The Delhi high court has sought a response of Competition Commission of India on a plea by DDA seeking a stay on the probe against its officials in connection with delay in handing over of a flat to an allottee under its 2010 housing scheme.

Delhi Development Au thority has in its petition questioned whether CCI has the jurisdiction to probe the land-owning agency and its officials on the complaint which had also alleged that several clauses of the housing scheme were heavily loaded in its favour. Justice Vibhu Bakhru, while issuing the notice to CCI and seeking its re sponse within three weeks, refused to stay the probe ordered by the regulator against DDA and its officials.

The court, however, said if CCI passes any final order, it will not be given effect to for four weeks to enable DDA to challenge the same. It will hear the matter on November 27. CCI told the court that an initial report has already been filed by its director general who was probing the matter. DDA had, in its plea filed by advocate Rahul Goel, sought the court to stay the CCI inquiry against the Authority as well as its directors of housing, till disposal of a writ petition filed by the complainant seeking interest on the amount paid by him for the flat. PTI

Source : The Times Of India Date : Sunday, October 12, 2014

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