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Indore: Beldaar Aslam Khan stopped IMC officers to act against errant builders 

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Indore: Lokauyukta police, who raided houses of Indore Municipal Corporation beldaar Aslam Khan, have discovered that his connections with municipal officials were “deep rooted” and therefore they did not act against builders associated with him. A beldaar is a class IV employee in IMC.

Though Lokayukta superintendent of police Dilip Soni refused to confirm the information, he said certain links of Khan with builders, municipal officials have been traced. “We are connecting points to form a line,” he said. “They would not only ensure that building permission of such builders were cleared in time but also overlooked complaints of violation of building norms by them,” sources said.

Former corportaor Parmanand Sisodiya had lodged complaints with IMC about violation of marginal open space (MOS), open to sky (OTS) and floor area ratio (FAR) norms by builders but IMC paid no heed. Sisodiya said he had submitted a list of 52 buildings to IMC on May 3, which were constructed in gross violation of norms but no action was taken.  “The list contained many buildings for which Aslam got maps approved,” Sisodiya said (see list). Mayor-in-Council member Sudhir Dedge said IMC forwards complaint to concerned zone. He said that he does not remember any particular compliant.


Seeking bank records:  DSP

Lokayukta police DSP Santosh Bhadoriya said letters have been sent to banks seeking transaction records of Aslam Khan. “The detailed transaction records will reveal much more about him and people connected to him,” he said. Lokayukta police are also going through phone records of Aslam Khan. “We have also written to department of stamps and registration to know about properties registered in name of Aslam and his family members and cost of properties,” he said.