CBI on Wednesday raided the offices of several North Delhi Municipal Corporation officials in what is being termed as birth certificate scam.
CBI’s raids were made following a tip off that officers of the BJP-controlled NDMC were allegedly working in connivance with touts for issuing birth certificates and minting money in the process, said a PTI report quoting sources.
A special team of CBI officers raided the offices of Registrar Births and Deaths of NDMC at Rajpur Road, Office of SDM Model town, and Headquarters of NDMC at the Civic Centre here.
According to reports, NDMC officials were issuing birth certificates by using unique SDM order number of genuine applicants.
A CBI officer said that the agency had discovered several instances of irregularities and was planning to launch a detailed inquiry.
The officer said, “The CBI, Delhi have accordingly collected several incriminating documents and was further examining the matter.”
North Delhi Mayor Ravinder Gupta, told PTI that the Corporation was against corruption and will “not protect” anyone found guilty.