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Land deals in TN: Probe complaint against PAP DIG in 6 months, vigilance bureau told

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday directed the Punjab vigilance bureau to look into a complaint within six months against Punjab cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and deputy inspector general (DIG) of Punjab Armed Police (PAP) Naunihal Singh and his relatives for amassing nearly 200 acres in Tamil Nadu.

chandigarh Updated: Jul 06, 2015 22:42 IST

The Punjab and Haryana high court on Monday directed the Punjab vigilance bureau to look into a complaint within six months against Punjab cadre Indian Police Service (IPS) officer and deputy inspector general (DIG) of Punjab Armed Police (PAP) Naunihal Singh and his relatives for amassing nearly 200 acres in Tamil Nadu.

The single-judge bench of justice AG Masih also directed the vigilance bureau director to take action as per rules after investigation.

The high court order came on a petition filed by two Ludhiana residents, Jaswinder Pal Singh Walia and Harmeet Singh, who had sought a CBI probe into their allegations.

The petitioners had also alleged involvement of IPS officer's brother, Roopwant Singh, a Gujarat cadre Indian administrative service (IAS) officer; father-in-law and former Haryana advocate general, Hawa Singh Hooda, and a cousin Loveleen Singh, in the deal.

The petitioners had attached 'sale deeds' of these land deals allegedly executed in Virudhunagar district of Tamil Nadu.

The petition alleges that Naunihal Singh had amassed property worth crores through "benami transactions" with the help of Harmeet Singh as special power of attorney. Harmeet Singh was promised Rs 20,000 per acre for management and cultivation of land purchased by Naunihal Singh and others but the amount has not been paid till date, the petitioners added.

They also attached Naunihal Singh's air tickets of alleged foreign trips in 2012 and 2013 to Venice, Mauritius Paris, Barcelona, and Dubai, questioning how he could afford such trips with a government job.