The Punjab and Haryana high court bench of justice TS Dhindsa on Friday referred a case pertaining to allegedly disproportionate assets of former IAS officer Gurnihal Singh Pirzada’s to another bench.
During the hearing on Friday, the Punjab Vigilance Bureau informed the court that it had gathered record pertaining to Pirzada’s allegedly disproportionate income. It stated that the bureau had collected record pertaining to three companies, including bank transactions and details of revenue records in the case, and sought time for further investigations.
The high court had in September 2014 issued a notice for contempt-of-court proceedings against Vigilance Bureau director Suresh Arora for alleged wilful disobedience to the court orders of August 2013 by not completing an inquiry into alleged disproportionate assets of former Tamil Nadu-cadre IAS officer Pirzada. The petitioner had alleged that Pirzada had amassed wealth of more than Rs 200 crore, which was visible in the form of the real-estate business being run by him.