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VB to investigate scam of sale of stamp papers

chandigarh Updated: Jun 30, 2012 13:01 IST
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Vigilance Bureau, Punjab has registered three FIRs against the accused in three different vigilance cases in the state.

Disclosing this Suresh Arora, DGP-cum-chief director Vigilance Bureau Punjab said in a letter to finance department to investigate a scam of sale of stamp papers. The VB has enquired into the matter against the suspected officers and officials of sub-treasury Dera Bassi of district Ajitgarh.

After finding the allegations true, the VB has registered an FIR under various sections of IPC and Prevention of Corruption Act at police station VB, FS-I Ajitgarh and further investigation have been underway.

The VB chief added that on the basis of a source report generated by Vigilance Bureau it was detected that Avtar Singh Azad executive officer Improvement Trust Jalandhar, Ashok Nahar suprintendent, Pawan Kumar Clerk and Udhey Singh Stamp Vendor, Manjit Singh Sethi property dealer and Amarjit Kaur w/o Manjit Singh property dealer in connivance with one another had succeeded in getting the property of one Prem Kumar Arora transferred in the name of accused Amarjit Kaur.

Therefore, a case under sections 420, 120-B, 467, 468, 471 IPC and 13(1) (d) r/w 13 (2) 88 PC Act at FIR No. 2/2012, police station VB, Jalandhar has been registered and was under investigation.

He further said the department of rural development and panchayats has intimated the bureau that the accused Gurdev Singh Sarpanch Timowal, block Jandiala Guru in district Amritsar and Niranjan Singh panchayat secretary (presently panchayat officer, Khadoor Sahib) had withdrawn a sum of Rs 18,96,061 from the bank account of gram panchayat Timowal fraudulently.

On the recommendation of the Panchayat the Vigilance Bureau has registered a case under sections 409, 420, 467,468, 471 IPC and 13(1) (d) r/w 13 (2) 1988 Prevention of Corruption Act at police station VB, Amritsar and it was under investigation.