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Navjot Singh Sidhu suspends 10 officers of BIT for irregularities in flats

The officers had allegedly ignored the condition of construction of flats and issued completion certificates and proceeding with draw/proposal of these flats without demand survey.

punjab Updated: May 04, 2017 19:50 IST
HT Correspondent
Local government minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.
Local government minister Navjot Singh Sidhu.(HT File Photo)

Local government minister Navjot Singh Sidhu on Thursday issued orders of suspension for ten officers, including executive officers and engineers of the Bathinda Improvement Trust, following alleged irregularities found in the construction of flats in Bathinda.

The officers had ignored the irregularities found in construction of flats in Manmohan Kalia enclave at Goniana Road, Bathinda, and had issued completion certificates and proceeding with draw/proposal of these flats without a demand survey.

The department swung into action and immediately suspended the erring officers while also issuing charge sheet. A total of 13 officers were found involved out of which 3 had retired while 10 officers were suspended.

An official spokesperson said that based on a report centered on the probe conducted by the chief vigilance officer of the department. The names of suspended officers are, Gurbinder Pal Singh, Jasbir Singh (both JEs), Mukhtiar Singh, Gurraj Singh, Baljit Kumar (all assistant trust engineers), Rakesh Garg (trust engineer) and Gora Lal, Harinder Singh Chahal, Kulwant Singh Brar and Jawahar Lal (all executive officers).