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Former HP DGP, wife booked for flouting building norms

punjab Updated: Apr 04, 2014 10:57 IST
HT Correspondent

The state anti-corruption and vigilance bureau on Thursday booked former director general of police Daljit Singh Manhas and his wife Anju Manhas for flouting construction norms, following government directions.

Manhas and his wife are accused of constructing an additional storey and compounding it without seeking mandatory permission from the municipal corporation. They are the joint owners of the house, constructed near St Bede’s College here.

An inquiry was initiated in September last year against Manhas, who was the DGP during the previous BJP government, on a complaint that he had got constructed an additional storey and basement of his house, and got the completion report through illegal means.

The report disclosed that Manhas had allegedly removed one tree of the three standing on the property, which were also mentioned in the map during the sanctioning process. On January 3 this year, only two trees were found standing.

On March 24, acting chief secretary P Mitra, who also holds the charge of additional chief secretary (vigilance and home), wrote to the vigilance bureau, recommending the registration of an FIR against the former DGP and his wife.

The vigilance on Thursday registered a case against the couple under Section 120 (b) of the Indian Penal Code and 13 (a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act and 352 of the Municipal Corporation Act.