Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests coloniser for inflicting Rs 2.2-crore loss to authorities by way of unauthorised colony

Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrests coloniser for inflicting Rs 2.2-crore loss to authorities by way of unauthorised colony

Tribune Information Service

Mohali, February 22

The Vigilance Bureau (VB) on Wednesday arrested Kharar builder Parveen Kumar for establishing an unauthorised colony named Ambika Greens in connivance with the officers of the Municipal Council Kharar thereby reportedly inflicting an enormous monetary loss to the federal government for non-payment of Rs 2,22,51,105 and tampering with the data associated to the handed maps/plans of the plots within the colony from the workplace of the council.

The courtroom has granted 5-day police remand to the VB to inquire into all of the allegations correctly.Earlier than taking Kumar to the courtroom, the VB crew introduced him to the Civil Hospital the place he was medically examined.When requested by mediapersons, the builder, near the previous Chief Minister, stated there isn’t any allegation in opposition to him however he’s being implicated by the VB. At the same time as he was saying it, the VB officers dragged him to the opposite facet.

A spokesperson of the VB stated a case beneath sections 420, 409, 120-B of the IPC and sections 13(1)(a), 13(2) of the Prevention of Corruption Act has been registered in opposition to the accused at VB Flying Squad, Punjab, Mohali police station on February 21.

The case has been registered after the investigation of a vigilance enquiry wherein it was discovered that about 20 acres of land was donated to Shaheed Kansi Ram Memorial School Bhagumajra, Kharar, by the residents of Bhagumajra village within the yr 1972-73 to ascertain a university. At the moment beneath the chairmanship of the then Kharar MLA Shamsher Singh Josh, an 11-member society was fashioned on 14.08.1978 and the Nationwide Training Belief was fashioned who had bought about 17 acres of land in close by Khanpur village.

The spokesperson stated after this, on 7-02-2018, Shaheed Kansi Ram School Training Belief Kharar additional bought 6 acres 1 bigha land in Khanpur village to Praveen Kumar for a complete of Rs 6,52,81,771. After that Praveen Kumar established a colony named Ambika Greens on this land by way of his realtor agency, and for getting the maps/plans handed of the stated colony by MC Kharar, he deposited solely Rs 6,58,213 out of precise quantity of Rs. 2,02,51,105. The accused coloniser began promoting plots to folks with out getting the map/plan handed from the stated council thus violated the principles.

He additional added that out of the plots bought by the accused Praveen Kumar on this colony, the maps of about 30 plots have been handed by the officers/workers of MC Kharar and issued NOCs to varied allottees within the stated colony in colluding with the above stated accused. Subsequently, the PSPCL Sub Division Metropolis-2 Kharar put in home electrical energy meters on the premise of such NOCs issued whereas the Ambika Greens colony has not been handed but.

Through the investigation, it was discovered {that a} discover was additionally issued to Praveen Kumar on 22-11-2021 by the then MC government officer, Kharar, Rajesh Kumar Sharma to pay the federal government arrears, however nonetheless the above stated accused has not deposited any quantity to the MC. On account of this inaction, the officers/officers of MC Kharar needed to cease the allottees from making any development on the bought plots till the colony was handed, which brought about big monetary loss to the federal government however the MC officers/workers didn’t carried out their duties correctly on this case.

He additional stated accused Praveen Kumar has not but submitted the whole file concerning his colony named Ambika Greens to the state division involved to get it regularised. From this vigilance investigation, it was concluded that the accused Praveen Kumar had minimize the unauthorised colony and bought varied plots thereby brought about loss to the state exchequer resulting from non-payment of the stated quantity together with curiosity of Rs 2,22,51,105. He added that it has additionally been discovered that the officers/workers of MC Kharar in connivance with Praveen Kumar had handed the maps/plans of the unauthorized colony positioned at a brief distance from the council workplace from the yr 2020 until now by misusing their powers and didn’t stopped the homeowners of plots from development on this unauthorised colony.

The spokesperson stated other than this, the officers/officers of the MC Kharar in collusion with Praveen Kumar, has additionally destroyed the workplace file pertaining to the maps and plans handed within the stated colony. He added that in additional investigation the roles of different involved officers would even be prpbed.

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