21 December 2013

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Khobragade Visa Scam Flat in Adarsh Society Scam Panel says ineligible to get flat in Adarsh

Khobragade Visa Scam Flat in Adarsh Society Scam Panel says ineligible to get flat in Adarsh

DNA  has reported that the accused in Visa Fraud Scam Devyani Khobragade, the Indian diplomat who is at the centre of a diplomatic row with the US, is one of the 25 allottees who have been found ineligible to own a flat in the controversial Adarsh Housing society by a judicial panel which probed the scam.

According to Maharashtra government rules, an official applying for a flat under a government quota has to give a signed affidavit stating that they do not own any other flat.

Devyani had an apartment in Oshiwara locality in the city which too she had got under the government quota.

Her father Uttam Khobragade, a retired IAS officer, was alleged to have facilitated extra floor space index (FSI) to the upscale 31-storey Adarsh society in Colaba by transferring an adjoining Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport Undertaking (BEST) plot to the society.

Apart from the flat in Adarsh society, Devyani has 10 more immovable properties, according to her property returns for year ending December 31, 2012, available on the Ministry of External Affairs website.

Her annual income from five of the 11 properties has been shown at Rs 1.26 lakh.
While eight of these properties are in Maharashtra, two others are in Ernakulam district of Kerala and one in Gautam Buddha Nagar in Uttar Pradesh.

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deeps December 22, 2013  

enjoy the festive season ahead..
may you have a grace-filled Christmas and Happy New Year

rudraprayaga December 24, 2013  

Thank you for the info. Wish you a very delightful New Year.

Usha December 28, 2013  

Madam Devyani made one of the worst scam and fraud news. I wonder are these Diplomats also have immunity for filing FBAR?

It is not easy task to declare all your assets, bank accounts (even with 1$ balance), income from all sources every year along with tax returns. One need to pay 30%+ tax on income earned in India. Did she declare all this or as a Diplomat FBAR is not applicable to her?