Fraudsters use BSUP flats as lure, Ludhiana civic body issues warning

April 9, 2023

LUDHIANA: Alarmed over complaints regarding fake allotment of flats constructed under Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme, the officials of Ludhiana municipal corporation have come out with an advisory to caution people against fraudsters, who have allegedly duped many with illegal deals.

The MC officials said the BSUP flats were established for rehabilitation of slum dwellers and no MC staffer moves door-to-door for allotment of flats for residents. The officials warned the residents that they should not fall prey to fraudsters and contact officials, if they come to know about any of these illegal activities.

MC joint commissioner Kulpreet Singh said the civic body has received a few complaints in this regard where fraudsters had handed over fake MC receipts and allotment letters to residents in exchange of money.

According to the information, the fraudsters have taken up to Rs 30,000 from each targets by offering allotment of BSUP flat or plots surrounding the flats.

Kulpreet said BSUP flats were established in different parts of the city, including Giaspura and Mundiyan Kalan, for rehabilitation of slum dwellers. The matter has been brought to the knowledge of MC commissioner Dr Shena Aggarwal, and officials concerned of the department have been apprised of the fraudulent practice, he added.

Appealing to the residents to remain alert, the joint commissioner said residents can submit a complaint with an MC official — Harjot Singh (7696360002) — if they come to know about the illegal activity in their respective area.

A couple of months back, the MC had received a few complaints regarding fake challans being issued to the shopkeepers by fraudsters.

  • Published On Apr 9, 2023 at 01:26 PM IST

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