Delhi L-G For Interlinking Of Database To Curb Property-Related Fraud
Delhi Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal on December 28 directed officials to interlink databases related to property registration, taxation and land records to curb fraud and tax evasion. In a meeting held at the Raj Niwas, the L-G reviewed functioning of the Delhi Police's Economic Offences Wing and Cyber Cell to strengthen the investigation setup.
"The databases related to property registration, taxation and land records maintained by various agencies such as municipal corporations, sub-registrar offices, etc., should be interlinked to ensure better monitoring of attempted frauds and tax evasions," a release from Raj Niwas said.
The meeting was attended by the Delhi chief secretary, the principal secretary (Home) and the Delhi Commissioner of Police, among others.
Baijal also ordered for appointment of nodal officers in various departments to handle the requests made by various investigating units of the Delhi Police.
"Legal officers may be hired by the Delhi Police for assisting the investigating officers in cases involving complex intellectual property right issues and financial or regulatory wrongdoings," the release said.
He also ordered the city police force to harness the services of technical and specialised institutions functioning in the national capital for augmenting its investigation skills. "The Forensic Science Laboratories (FSLs) of the Delhi government should augment their capacity to ensure timely delivery of forensic reports required by police in criminal investigations, including cases of economic and cyber crimes," the order added.
With inputs from Housing News