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Two UT employees rent out EWS houses; arrested

HT correspondent , Hindustan Times   Chandigarh, April 26, 2013
First Published: 23:39 IST(26/4/2013) | Last Updated: 23:43 IST(26/4/2013)

Two UT administration workers were arrested on the charge of corruption by the vigilance bureau here on Thursday.

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The two had allegedly occupied EWS houses at Sector 37 illegally. Work inspector Jagjit Kumar, a resident of Sector 19, and MC sweeper Mohinder Pal, a resident of Sector 37, were arrested after an inquiry indicted them.

The residents of the houses for the economically weaker section (EWS) in Sector 37 had complained about the misuse of the government quarters. They had alleged that the houses were illegally occupied by persons, in connivance of government officials.

 The complainants alleged that the illegal created nuisance, inconveniencing residents. Following this, a case was registered under the Prevention of Corruption Act last year.

 An inquiry was conducted and, in February this year, the vigilance team checked the houses in question. During the checking, nine houses were found to be occupied illegally. These houses had been rented out by Jagjit and Mohinder Pal. During the investigation, the original reports regarding the occupation of the houses were recovered.

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