February 09, 2023

Punjab

Vigilance Bureau arrests Estate Officer GMADA for destroying official record pertaining to allotment of plot

Kaumimarg Bureau | January 24, 2023 08:26 PM

Chandigarh : The Punjab Vigilance Bureau (VB), on Tuesday arrested Mahesh Bansal, estate officer (Coordination), GMADA, Mohali in connection with case FIR No. 03, dated 17.01.2023 registered under sections 13 (1) (a) and 13(2) of prevention of corruption act and 409, 420, 120-B of IPC at VB police station Flying Squad, Punjab at Mohali.

Disclosing this here today a spokesperson said the above-mentioned case has been registered against the afore-mentioned Mahesh Bansal, Sunehra Singh, resident of Sonepat, Haryana, Dr. Parminderjeet Singh, Daljit Singh, Senior Assistant and Gurdeep Singh, Record Keeper on the complaint of Umesh Goyal, resident of Sector 80, SAS Nagar.

He further added that upon verification of the above-said complaint, it had came to light that a residential plot measuring 500 sq. yards at Mohali was allotted by GMADA in the name of Sunehra Singh in 2016. After this Sunehra Singh first made an agreement of sale for this plot with complainant Umesh Goyal on 29.05.2017, but before completion of this purchase/sale process, the allottee got the plot transferred in the name of Dr. Praminderjit Singh and others. The Complainant filed two applications with Estate Officer (EO), GMADA regarding non-transfer of the said plot to any party, but accused Mahesh Bansal, EO, GMADA, without giving any chance of hearing to complainant Umesh Goyal, in collusion with Praminderjit Singh and others, transferred the said plot in Parminderjit’s name and misappropriated/destroyed the related file from the office.

The spokesperson further added that accused Mahesh Bansal EO, GMADA has been arrested, efforts are being made to arrest rest of the accused in this case. Further investigation in this case were under progress, he said.

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