Punjab Vigilance arrests 4 in Ludhiana Enchancment Belief case

Punjab Vigilance arrests 4 in Ludhiana Enchancment Belief case


Chandigarh, September 16

The Punjab Vigilance Bureau on Friday arrested 4 individuals over alleged irregularities pertaining to allotment of residential plots in Ludhiana Enchancment Belief (LIT) underneath the domestically displaced individuals scheme.

“A case was registered in opposition to engineer Boota Ram; Govt Engineer Jagdev Singh; Junior Engineer, LIT Inderjeet Singh; Junior Engineer of Municipal Company Ludhiana,  Mandeep Singh; and Kamaldeep Singh, a resident of Mannequin City Extension, Ludhiana.

“On this case, Jagdev Singh, Inderjeet Singh and Mandeep Singh and Kamaldeep Singh have been arrested,” a spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau (VB) mentioned in a press release.

He mentioned throughout investigation of an earlier case registered in July underneath the provisions of the Prevention of Corruption Act and the IPC at VB Police Station, Financial Offences Wing, Ludhiana, it has been discovered that officers of LIT with alleged corrupt practices and in connivance with others had allotted residential plots to unauthorised individuals underneath the domestically displaced individuals (LDP) scheme. 

“Although among the allottees had already died, their plots have been reallotted by the LIT officers to unauthorised individuals violating prescribed guidelines and took big bribe cash from the beneficiaries,” mentioned the spokesperson.

Giving particulars, he mentioned a plot in Mannequin City Extension, Ludhiana was allotted to a personal particular person, Kamaldeep Singh, violating the principles.

On this case, the 4 officers, who’ve been booked, had allegedly ready false and fabricated studies to LIT concerning non-availability of water and sewerage amenities within the mentioned locality, in line with the spokesperson.

“With an goal to favour the allottee, these officers/officers had waived a non-construction effective amounting to Rs 27 lakh with out getting approval from competent authority whereas it was required to be charged from the allottee, thereby inflicting big monetary loss to the state exchequer,” he added.


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