4 panchayat officers booked for Rs 8L fraud in Tarn Taran district

4 panchayat officers booked for Rs 8L fraud in Tarn Taran district

Tribune Information Service

Amritsar, September 15

The State Vigilance Bureau (VB) has registered a corruption case in opposition to 4 panchayat officers for allegedly embezzling Rs 8.85 lakh of the Manawa gram panchayat in Tarn Taran district.

Arhtiya held in tender rip-off case

Ludhiana: The VB on Thursday nabbed fee agent Krishan Kumar of Mullanpur Dakha in a transportation tender rip-off case. He’s acknowledged to be an in depth aide of former minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu. The Vigilance stated the identify of Krishan, who owned a rice mill and petrol pumps, had cropped up through the investigation.

A case was registered in opposition to Social Training and Panchayat Officer (SEPO) Lal Singh, holding the cost of Block Improvement Panchayat Officer, Valtoha; panchayat secretary Rajbir Singh; village growth officer Paramjit Singh; and one other official, Sarj Singh, underneath Sections 406, 409, 420, 468, 471 and 120B of the IPC and Sections 13(1) (A) and 13 (2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act on the VB police station right here yesterday. To this point, Rajbir and Paramjit have been arrested.

A VB spokesperson stated the suspects on the helm of affairs of the Manawa gram panchayat had auctioned a village land measuring 24 acres 7 kanal 9 marla on annual contract for farming for Rs 7.35 lakh in 2019-20. However, the quantity of the stated contract had not been deposited within the checking account of the Manawa gram panchayat to this point, that too, regardless of being paid by the contactor, the spokesperson added.

Apart from this, Lal Singh and Rajbir had auctioned the village land in query with out following the directions of the Excessive Court docket and the Rural Improvement and Panchayats Division.

Sarcastically, in opposition to the bid of Rs 7.35 lakh for the stated land, that they had managed to public sale it to their close to and expensive ones at a a lot cheaper price of Rs 3.35 lakh and Rs 2.50 lakh in 2020-21 and 2021-22, respectively.

Additional investigation within the case is underneath progress.

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