Vasundhara Raje Deendayal Upadhyaya Trust Land scam 2006

Vasundhara Raje Deendayal Upadhyaya Trust Land scam 2006

In this series of largest scams in India, our next scam is Vasundhara Raje Deendayal Upadhyaya Trust Scam 2006. Remembered as one of the biggest trust scams, it is settled in Rajasthan.

Vasundhara Raje Deendayal Upadhyaya was the former, a BJP leader was the former CM of Rajasthan. She had founded the charitable trust named the Deendayal Upadhyaya Trust.

During July 2006, the trust distributed 7,693 sq kilometres of land at a whopping concession rate. It was reported that land of RS. 50 crore were allotted at Rs. 65 lakhs on July 4 before it was registered. The 95% of confessional rate was altogether in violation of the rules & regulations of land holdings.

After FIR was registered at Gandhi Nagar police station, the court adjudicated that its directions will be carried out “in toto.” The accused were framed under IPC Sections 420 (cheating), 409 (criminal breach of trust by a public servant or by banker, merchant or agent) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy). So, they are punishable with a maximum prison term of seven and 10 years.

Four other accused were framed former Jaipur Mayor alias BJP MLA Ashok Parnami, the former Rajasthan BJP president Lalit Kishore Chaturvedi, the former Minister Pratap Singh Singhvi, the former Rajasthan Housing Board Chairman Ajay Pal Singh and the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA)Commissioner D.B. Gupta.

Eventually, the former Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat took steps to increase confidence in the election campaign by writing to the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot. The probe found the 22,000 crore rupees scam involving Vasundhara Raje government and the corruption charges levelled against them.

Overall, it was a complicated procedure that revised the provisions of the judiciary for the arrest of a chief minister. It received slams by many government officials & many claimed appropriate thorough investigation of the fraud.