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NRI's property grabbed; pays Rs 25 lakh

punjab Updated: Mar 20, 2012 21:23 IST
Sanjeev Verma

A Canada based non-resident Indian (NRI), Baranjit Singh whose land was fraudulently grabbed by his brother-in-law in Jalandhar district has approached the Punjab state commission for NRIs seeking justice.

Acting on the complaint filed through email by Baranjit Singh based in Glenn Hawthorne Boulevard, Mississuaga, Ontario in Canada, the state NRIs' commission has directed the deputy commissioner and police commissioner Jalandhar to conduct an inquiry and submit the detailed report within a period of two months.

Baranjit alleged that not only was his four acres of land in village Chak Sabu in tehsil Phillaur grabbed by his brother-in-law Parminder Singh and Parminder's wife Kiranjit Kaur but also Rs 25 lakh were extracted from him on the false pretext of paying the same to the police so as to save him in a fake criminal case.

Baranjit has also levelled allegations on inspector Ranjeet Singh of police station, division no. 2, Jalandhar of being hand in glove with Parminder and torturing him on the pretext of a drug deal case in which he was falsely implicated.

The commission was also informed that in August last year when Baranjit visited Jalandhar on Parminder's call for mutation of his ancestral property on his name after the demise of his parents. Parminder advised him to execute the power of attorney to sanction the mutation but fraudulently executed it regarding sale of land. Later, Parminder transferred the land on his wife Kiranjeet's name.

The petitioner further added that when he was staying in a hotel in Jalandhar on August 11 last year, inspector Ranjeet Singh forcibly entered his room and took him to the police station where he tortured him and confiscated his passport along with other documents.

Ranjeet Singh released him from the police station after getting an assurance through Parminder that he would pay Rs 25 lakh, informed the petitioner.

After returning to Canada, Baranjit sent Rs 25 lakh to Paraminder. However, on February 14, village 'lambardar' called up Baranjit to inform him that his land had been sold.