VB inspects ex-MLA’s home in property case

VB inspects ex-MLA’s home in property case



Tribune Information Service

Aman Sood

Patiala, January 18

A Vigilance Bureau (VB) crew at the moment carried out a survey-cum-inspection of the palatial home of former Congress MLA from Ghanaur, Madan Lal Jalalpur, who’s beneath the VB radar within the multi-crore panchayati fund rip-off. Jalalpur, who was busy with Rahul Gandhi’s “Bharat Jodo Yatra”, had returned from overseas final month.

Sources mentioned the VB crew, led by an inspector-rank officer, visited the previous MLA’s home in Jalalpur and stayed there for over 4 hours. The crew was ascertaining the worth of the property as Jalalpur had allegedly amassed property by way of unfair means whereas he was an MLA within the earlier authorities.

The VB measured the two-storeyed home. The property is beneath the scanner after the anti-corruption company opened a proper inquiry towards Jalalpur in a disproportionate property case. Jalalpur was a authorities contractor earlier than turning into an MLA. He was a part of a number of irrigation tasks as a authorities contractor.

“We had been advised {that a} technical crew of the VB desires to examine and measure the entire space. The crew additionally surveyed the home for a number of hours,” confirmed Gagandeep Jalalpur, son of the ex- MLA.

Jalalpur had additionally come on the VB radar after sarpanch of Aakdi village in Ghanaur Harjit Kaur was detained in August 2022. Harjit Kaur was accused of embezzling panchayat funds amounting to Rs 12.24 crore within the identify of growth works.

The VB had registered an FIR on Might 26, 2022, beneath numerous sections of the IPC and beneath the Prevention of Corruption Act in Patiala to probe misappropriation of panchayat funds. “The position of a number of senior leaders and officers is beneath lens on this case as enormous cash exchanged palms,” mentioned a VB official.

The bureau had said that PUDA had acquired shamlat land measuring 1,104 acres belonging to 5 villages for development of the Amritsar-Kolkata built-in hall.

“On this regard, an quantity of about Rs 285 crore was given to the 5 villages — Pabra, Takhtu Majra, Sehra, Sehri and Akari — in Shambu Block, Ghanaur. Of this quantity, Rs 51 crore was obtained by the Akari gram panchayat for acquired land measuring 183 acres and 12 marlas,” the official mentioned.

“Throughout an inspection of growth works, great amount of funds had been seen handed by way of pretend resolutions of the gram panchayat for development of village pond, group centre, cremation floor and panchayat ghar. To point out that the works had been carried out, she launched funds by way of cheques to the companies,” the official mentioned.





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