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Thursday, 12 November 2020

Vigilance Bureau to produce Naib Tehsildar in court today

Tribune News Service
Zirakpur, November 11

Naib Tehsildar Varinderpal Singh Dhoot and three other suspects in the alleged wrong mutation of 1,295 acres of shamlat land at Seonk village in Mohali district will be produced in a local court tomorrow.

Dhoot, Patwari Iqbal Singh, property dealer Sham Lal Gujjar, Nambardar Gurnam Singh and two others were arrested on November 2. A case was registered under Sections 409, 420, 465, 467, 471 and 120-B of the IPC and Sections 7 and 7(a) of the Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988, on the basis of a Vigilance Bureau inquiry.

Vigilance Bureau officials said on the verification of documents during the probe, it was found that Dhoot, the then naib tehsildar of Majri Block, Kanungo Raghbir Singh and Patwari Iqbal Singh, along with property dealer Sham Lal and Nambardar Gurnam Singh, effected the mutation of the shamlat land in Seonk, which fell in Majri Tehsil.

While doing the mutation of 1,295 acres' division, shares of 24 beneficiaries, namely Baljit Kaur, Naseeb Singh, Banta Singh and Ugajar Singh, in approximately 117 acres were reduced and added to others, including Ram Krishan and Kulwinder Singh, who were not even residents of the village.

In a departmental inquiry, it was found that 66 land deeds were registered with Zirakpur Naib Tehsildar Varinderpal Dhoot's signature on the day (November 2) the Punjab Vigilance Bureau arrested him for his alleged involvement in the wrong mutation of 1,295 acres. The role of the registry clerk and five other employees is being probed.

from The Tribune

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